Sunday, August 23, 2015
1st 5 Pages August Workshop - Pennington Pitch
Name: Valerie Pennington
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Title: Opposites Collide
Charlotte Beckers’ perfect image of her summer in The Leaders of the Eastern Academic Division (LEAD) Program quickly crashes into reality when Garrett Williams, the arrogant captain of the baseball team, gets chosen alongside her. Leaving behind her best friend and the small town on Lambertville, Michigan, the two begin their journey to Providence with a twelve-hour road trip filled to the brim with obstacles. And that’s only the beginning.
The first day of the program brings forward new friends, new possibilities, and new surroundings, as well news of a summer-long project… with Garrett as her partner. Their friction intensifies as they are forced to work together and explosive fights leave their project in danger but that’s not the only thing on the line. Charlotte’s dreams of Brown University are at stake as well as something infinitely scarier, her heart.
Their summer proves to be full of firsts: Charlotte’s first female friend, Garrett’s (surprisingly) first black eye, and a first kiss that demandsattention. As Charlotte learns more about herself, she might just learn that the summer unexpected is better than she ever could have imagined.
Who knows what could happen when opposites collide?