Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
“What did the police say?”
“When you told them someone tried to steal your car.”
“I didn’t tell them.”
“Well, he didn’t actually steal it,” I said quickly, “So I assumed they couldn’t really do anything. And even if they could, I’m sure they wouldn’t have found him. And if they had, he would have known it was me who ratted him out, and he knows where I work, so that would have been dangerous. And he had very nice manners.”
Rachel blinked at me. “Nice manners?”
“Yes. Aside from the attempted car theft, I mean.”
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
What Was Supposed to be a Post About YA Word Counts, But Turned Into a Post About the Book I'm Querying
Standardized tests say that Abby is a mathematical genius. In her world, things are black and white. One plus one always equals two. The sky is blue, the grass is green, and car thieves are bad people who wear balaclavas and haven’t shaved or showered in several days. Or so she thinks, until she leaves work one day and stumbles across Jay.
Jay is a car thief. In fact, he’s in the midst of stealing her car – with the coffee she just served him perched on the roof. But Jay doesn’t wear a balaclava, he smells quite nice, and claims he doesn’t want to be stealing cars.
Black and white bleeds into grey when Jay is sent on a potentially fatal car thieving expedition and Abby realizes she does not want him skipping town. This leaves her with only one option. She has to help him. Somehow.
This book reeeeally needs a title. And possibly a different last paragraph in the synopsis. Hmmm. What do you think?