Thursday, April 9, 2015

Name That Genre #30

TITLE: YA
GENRE: Secret

I was walking Cassidy Freeman home from the Fall dance. Cassidy freakin’ Freeman. I, Seth Waters, walking Cassidy Freeman home. Me, weird unsociable art freak, walking next to the most popular girl in school and she actually knew I was there!

Dude, way to make yourself sound weird and pathetic.

It’s not a big deal, I reminded myself. Which was true as Cassidy was crying because her (ex)boyfriend was at the dance with her (ex)best friend, which put a damper on my good mood. It was barely seven o’clock so the sun was still out and it wasn’t very romantic, not to mention I was holding her heels, because she kept tripping in them, and not her hand. But still. Cassidy freakin’ Freeman.

“You’re such a nice guy,” Cassidy said, in her slightly choked voice as she attempted to wipe tears from her cheeks. “What’s your name again?”

37 comments:

  1. Romantic bildungsroman? This is hard because in my mind YA is the genre. . .

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  2. Contemporary/Romance

    Loser guy, best girl in the school.

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  3. Contemporary.

    Regular (geeky) guy, popular girl.

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  4. Contemporary.

    Seems grounded in reality with a touch of romance.

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  5. Contemporary
    Seems totally in a high school setting.

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  6. Romance

    Can ol' weird-and-pathetic nice-guy break out of the friend zone with Cassidy freakin' Freeman?

    I hope so

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    1. high school setting, guy making his first connection with a girl

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  9. Contemporary

    Very much grounded in reality. BTW, I like Seth already. Good luck with this.

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  10. Contemporary

    walking home from a dance, no aliens, men with daggers... straight forward realism.

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  11. Contemporary. I wouldn't think romance because the MC is a boy.

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  12. Contemporary romance -- or would that be bromance? I'm already rooting for the guy.

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  13. Contemporary romance -- or would that be bromance? I'm already rooting for the guy.

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  14. contemporary romance from male pov

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  15. contemporary romance from male pov

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  16. Contemporary Romance

    and also hilarious! 'what was your name again?' At first I couldn't tell if the name 'cassidy' referred to a male or female.

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  17. Contemporary romance. Love the voice!

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  18. Romance/Contemporary. I'm already relaxing into the story with a smile on my face. Nice.

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  19. Romance/Contemporary. I'm already relaxing into the story with a smile on my face. Nice.

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  20. ROMANCE.

    But it is a little weird that a boy would be the main character of a contemporary romance.

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  21. Contemporary realism.

    Word choice clues that this is contemporary: freakin'; dude.

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  22. YA contemporary

    Possibly romance. Walking his crush home from a dance gives it away for me.

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  23. Contemporary Romance.
    Voice and situation makes this clear. Nice humor, too.

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  24. Contemporary, Coming of Age.

    Because of the modern setting (walking a girl home from a school dance), a girl he is clearly infatuated with. But, of course, she doesn't YET know he's alive. This is his first step to entering a whole new stage in his life.

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  25. Contemporary humor. There's nothing that would indicate anything but contemporary, but it looks like it has the potential to be VERY funny.

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  26. Contemporary Romance
    Boy walking a girl he really likes home and his thinking about how unromantic the situation is.

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  27. Contemporary?

    All of the setting details are contemporary. Starting out with a relationship-ish scene, but I can't tell if it's setting up to be romance...

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  28. Contemporary Romance

    It sounds like a contemporary setting with the voice, school dance, and heels, and there's the potential for the geek boy/popular girl setup.

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  29. Contemporary and very funny! (Such a nice guy- what's your name again- ha!)

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  30. Contemporary! Fall dance. Art freak.

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  31. This is my entry and it is YA Contemporary/Romance/Humor.

    Thanks. =)

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