It's time for another Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival hosted by the lovely ladies of YA Highway.
This week's question: You're re-reading one of your favs when someone asks the dreaded question: "What's that book about?" Give us your best off-the-cuff blurb of any book, any genre, and have your readers try to guess the title in the comments!
Well, this sort of reminded me of how I tell my students what the books we are going to read are about. I have my own "teen-friendly" way of describing the books so they sound like something they might be interested in.
My favorite is The Great Gatsby, which is basically: Rich white people getting drunk and making bad choices.
Then there's Romeo and Juliet: Two sex-crazed teenagers who show you what happens when you think with your pants instead of your head.
And Taming of the Shrew: A girl everyone hates because she has the audacity to have an opinion and the money-grubbing d-bag who uses her.
They all sound pretty exciting, don't they?
So, here are a few one-liners for a few of my favorite recent YA reads. (I'm not as good at the whole multi-sentence pitch, but I do think these authors should adopt my awesome taglines.)
1. Hot sex musician gets all emo over his ex.
2. You can love your brother, but it's probably not a good idea to LOVE your brother.
3. By joining up with the badassess, girl finds both herself and the hottest guy ever.
Hee...this is fun. I could do this all day, but I have grades to finish.
Do you have any fun one-liners or pitches for books? Do you know the ones I was talking about? (They are pretty easy.) Be sure to check out YAHighway for the rest of the posts.