Lucky Version 13. Thanks to each and every one of you for your comments, suggestions, edits and encouragement. You guys have helped me more than you'll ever know. This version is only tweaked, but I think I'm finally closing in on it. What do you think?
Dear Ms. Agent:
Ninth-graderTwelve-year-old Angela Dawn’s summerI'd almost change this to 'life', just because her entire existence changes afterwards. changes radically when her arrogant and hyper-intelligent classmate Roy Wiley agrees to tutor her in math. It becomes exciting, exhilarating…
Roy dreams of saving all the world’s children from famine, disease, war and abuse. The Boy Genius has a gift for seeing things in a rare and enlightening way, brimming with potential. He shares his unique perspective with Angela, giving her a glimpse into the mind of a true prodigy and the lightning connections that illuminate his world. Beautiful line. But she also sees darkness. The mind of Roy Wiley can turn anything from a pizza pie to a toy helicopter into a powerful and dangerous weapon, and he talks constantly of adults- and the harm they do to children with their secrets and lies.
Angela tries to help Roy control his obsessions, but after bullies attack him, Roy strikes back, and the reprisals and counter-reprisals grow more and more violent. Angela’s attempts to stop the cycle result in her friends abandoning her and Roy’s enemies targeting her as well. Amid the escalating violence, Angela discovers that the bullies aren’t quite who she thought they were, and realizes that the line between genius and madness may be about to disappear. No adult will believe her suspicions, so Angela Dawn must decide alone whether or not, in his zeal to save the world, Roy Wiley may be hiding the darkest secret of all.
CHILD GOD is my
YASuspense novel, complete at 90,000 words. Thank you for your consideration.
I can definitely see what you mean about our stories being similar-- and this one sounds fascinating. You've taken our shared premise in the direction of V for Vendetta, while I'm attempting to move in a Phantom of the Opera direction. This sounds awesome.