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Park Literary & Media
Peter Knapp @petejknapp · 28 Apr 2014
Q8: MG humor. Bathroom humor. Just not my thing.
Q7: MG humor. Told from POV of much younger protagonist. Perhaps better for chapter book series. Short for MG, long for chapter book series.
Q6: MG paranormal. Told from POV of dog. Love Charlotte's Web, but I'll be surprised if I fall in love w/ a MG sub told from an animal's POV
Q5: MG historical: Really want to find a literary MG hist, but this isn't it: too much of concept crammed into beginning with awk dialogue.
Q4: YA historical. YA historical coming-of-age without a compelling hook is a difficult sell. Just wasn't grabbed.
Q3: YA Realistic. Coming-of-age story with no clear central premise, so needs strong voice, but the beginning is all telling.
Q2: YA Contemp. Cute if familiar premise, but beginning is weighted down with too much directionless interiority. The story fails to begin.
Q1: Historical YA. The pitch isn't gripping, with too much narrative framing ("In the 2nd half...") & back-story. No concise or clear hook.