Mar 27, 2011

Back of the Book Summary: GLITCH

Summarizing your book into a few short words is nearly impossible.  I've been working on my novel--GLITCH--for nearly two years now.  I'm still months away from actually finishing, but today I was playing around with 'back of the book summaries' again.  I can't seem to organize a 60K+ (and counting) story into a few short sentenses.  I did, however, come up with one today and I wanted to see what everyone thought. 

GLITCH by Sarah Darlington
Zadie Hastings comes from a long line of superhumans—Telepaths to be exact—except someone’s wiped her memory and she can’t remember what she is.  Now, she leads a relatively normal life, in a relatively normal town, with her relatively normal family.  And other than the panic attacks and psychic moments that plague her, she doesn’t even realize she’s superhuman.  That is…until Demetrious Thomas—the most popular, most swoon-worthy guy in school—crashes into her life.  You see, Demetrious has a few secrets of his own and all hell breaks loose the week he falls for Zadie.

6 comments:

J. L. Jackson said...

Summaries are difficult to write, but your book does have an interesting hook.

Indigo said...

Sounds like an interesting premise. I do agree summaries are rather difficult. I haven't even attempted to do this for my latest WIP yet. (Hugs)Indigo

Nicole Settle said...

I've been working on the summary for my wip for months. It keeps changing. Your summary is intriguing. I want to know who Demetrious is (plus, the name is cool).

Jennifer A said...

Sounds very interesting! I love premise - it's pretty unique!

Jennifer
http://littleshelf.blogspot.com/

-k said...

Your summary is intriguing – the book sounds like it’s going to be great – but I can tell that the summary is still a work in progress. I hope that I’m not overstepping any bounds, but I worked it a little.

Zadie Hastings comes from a long line of telepathic superhumans – except she doesn’t know it. [Years ago] someone wiped her memory and she can no longer remember what she really is.
Now, she leads a relatively normal life, in a relatively normal town, with her relatively normal family. Except for her panic attacks and the seemingly psychic moments which plague her, she doesn’t have a clue that she’s more than normal.
However, everything changes when Demetrious Thomas – the most popular, swoon-worthy guy in school – [literally crashes] into her life. And he didn’t come empty handed. In fact, Demetrious has a few secrets of his own and Zadie’s world is about to be rocked as all hell breaks loose once he sets his sights on her.

Sorry if it feels like I stepped on your toes, but stuff like this is just something that I can’t help but re-work. Hopefully it helps you, though; that’s all I wanted to do.
Good luck!

missrantsypants said...

Sounds pretty good to me!



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