Friday, August 1, 2008

Requested Manuscript Award:

It was supposed to be the summer Michael's parents got back together—the summer his dad would realize he'd been a complete idiot in leaving Michael's mom two years ago for a high school Spanish teacher (especially after the teacher left him for a younger man—but kept the $10,000 engagement ring he'd given her "because it was a gift"). For 12-year-old Gina, it was supposed to be the "summer without men"—as in, The Summer Her Mother Did Not Have a Boyfriend. Both Michael and Gina have had their fill of watching their parents fall head over heels for strangers, and of having their own needs put on hold while their parents navigate the dating scene. But when Michael's dad and Gina's mother meet on-line, Michael and Gina decide they've had their fill, and they plot together to end this summer romance – or make their parents pay.
Interesting. Kind of The Parent Trap in reverse. I'd have a look.

4 comments:

Brigid said...

I love it. I'd read it.

Jeni said...

Thank you so much! This is my second novel, one that I'm working on while trying to publish the first, and I'm really excited to know that someone else finds the idea appealing. What an incredible motivator!

-- Jeni Bell
"Everything Is Wonderful Now"

literaticat said...

verrrry cute sounding. :)

philologia said...

I'm intrigued. I'd read it too!