Lark has written a killer song to perform with her band, the weather is stunning and she’s got a date with gorgeous Alec. The two take a canoe out on the lake, and everything is perfect—until Lark hears the screams. Annabelle, a little girl she used to babysit, is drowning in the nearby reeds while Annabelle’s mom tries desperately to reach her. Lark and Alec are closer, and they both dive in. But Alec hits his head on a rock in the water and begins to flail.
Alec and Annabelle are drowning. And Lark can save only one of them.
Lark chooses, and in that moment her world splits into two distinct lives. She must live with the consequences of both choices. As Lark finds herself going down more than one path, she has to decide: Which life is the right one?
Maybe you’re a young adult author at heart. Perhaps inside you, you have brilliant book for middle grade readers, but you’ve been attempting a picture book instead. Writing For Children and Young Adults is an in depth look the many possibilities for writers for young people.
Through exercises at the end of each chapter, you'll move into exploring character, structure, style and then publishing. So. Much. Fun!
Alice Kuipers has published several YA novels (HarperCollins) and two picture books (Little Brown Books for Young Readers), and she has a chapter book series too (Chronicle Press).
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