Thursday, March 29, 2018

10TH BIRTHDAY BLOGPITCH #41: YA Historical

TITLE: These Little Lives
GENRE: YA Historical

THESE LITTLE LIVES tells the story of Bosnian War through two narrators: Katarina, a Catholic Croat trapped in Sarajevo during the world's longest siege, and her best friend Adin, a Muslim boy suffering through the Srebrenica Death March. While clinging to hope and happier memories, Katarina and Adin fight through the war’s atrocities to find each other.

11 comments:

  1. Ammi-Joan PaquetteMarch 29, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    Very intriguing pitch - please send your query + first 3 chaps my way for consideration!

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  2. I've never read a story set during the Bosnian War. I think this pitch works very well. Having them try to find each other seems more like a romantic plot than best friends, though; are you going for that?

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  3. Definitely intrigued! I would definitely read. No critiques from me! This works very well.

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  4. Congratulations! Please email me at facelesswords(at)gmail.com for Joan's address.

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  5. It sounds very good to me. I don't have any critiques either. Even though I majored in history I've never read a story set during this war. Good luck!

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  6. This is a great pitch! I would definitely be interested in a story set during the Bosnian War, it's not a story I have seen before. I like how you have set it through the lens of their friendship.

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  7. I'd *love* to read more. Please email your query + 3 chapters + synopsis to lauren@triadaus.com, and include "Birthday Blog Pitch" in the subj line. I look forward to reading!

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  8. Sounds awesome (if sad)! Please send the query letter and manuscript to queries@ldlainc.com. And include Birthday Blog Pitch in the subject line. Thanks!

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  9. I love this pitch. As I was reading I realized how little I knew about history that is barely past. I want to read so i can personalize and understand, and if I'm feeling so much for the book from your pitch I think it's definitely doing it's job!! I hope this one goes all the way so I can buy it someday :).

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  10. The only action in this is "Katarina and Adin fight through the war’s atrocities to find each other" and even that is a little confusing. Why are they trying to find each other? Is this story about them being torn apart and trying to re-unite? If so, you need to tell us that. Everything else should be positioned as conflict to that goal.

    Good luck!
    Holly

    Good luck!
    Holly

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