(I'm looking for help with "hookyness" and mechanics, so feel free to tear away.
Also, yes! This really is aimed at one particular agent, but I know, if I don't get her, I'll have to make the first two sentences specific to other agents.)
Sometimes dystopia isn't disaster for everyone, but solely for the ones overlooked. Because you represented Ransom Riggs' series, I believe you know the difference. THE COMFORT BAN is an MG urban fantasy about how an insignificant group of Americans -- stuffed animals -- is tossed out to help bring our country back from the brink of financial collapse.
Spaulding, a nine-year-old teddy bear, falls asleep in the loving arms of the girl he calls Mom. When he wakes in a trash bag full of his family's mementos and breaks out onto an unfamiliar Philadelphia street, he needs to find home. Teddy T. Bear, a whole year older, tries to teach him how to live a free life, but that lands them in a dumpster. Four-year-old Phillies Bear rescues them and brings them back to the park where a group of stuffies is gathering. If he can survive dogs and rats, avoid the dreaded dump, resolve how easily humans tossed them all away, and handle how even some of his own kind detests inexpensive stuffies, maybe he will find home.
The Comfort Ban is 47,000 words with potential for a series.
Edited by Spaulding, 15 August 2017 - 03:34 AM.