Hey all you YA lovers –
We’ve got a fantastic new voice in YA contemporary: Laurie Boyle Crompton. Her debut novel features a comic-obsessed teen, Blaze, who gets into an online war after her first major crush dumps her super villain-style. It’s fun, it’s quirky, and it needs the perfect title. This is where you come in.
About the Book:
Blaze is tired of spending her life on the sidelines, drawing comics and feeling invisible. She’s desperate for soccer star Mark to notice her.
I’m just stuck in ‘secret identity’ mode. That is, I’m a terminal Clark Kent/Peter Parker character, lying low as I hang out with my little brother and his horny friends. Pretty much invisible. But not a sexy Susan Storm in blue lycra sort of invisibility. More of a ‘don’t-make-eye-contact-with-the-sad-blonde-fangirl-who-is-always-drawing-comics- sort of invisibility. I try imagining a superpower that would reduce my attractiveness to pubescent boys, while inversely making me more alluring to uber-hotties like my brother’s coach, Mark. ‘Putting out’ is likely the missing plutonium to that puzzle.
When her BFF texts Mark a photo of Blaze in sexy lingerie, she definitely gets his attention. And after a few hot dates, Blaze is flying high, but Mark’s feelings seem to have been blasted by a freeze-ray and he dumps her. Blaze gets revenge by posting a comic strip featuring uber-villain Mark the Shark. Mark retaliates by posting her “sext” photo, and Blaze goes from Super Virgin Girl to Super Slut overnight.
The battle royale begins.
With that in mind, we present you with some title options:
Which resonates the most with you and why? From a random drawing, two commenters will receive an advance copy of this book!
I vote for My Own Worst Enemy. There is something to be said about a vague title. It doesn't give away too much of the plot, and it is able to hook the attention of potential readers better than other, more specific titles. While the other titles are good, I feel like My Own Worst Enemy grasps my attention the most. If I was in a bookstore reading through titles, and I saw that one, I would be compelled to read the book blurb. And, since I have read the blurb, I would most definitely buy this book. I would avoid the titles with 'geek' in them, as there are too many books out there with geek in the tile, and I fear that it may appear cliché. At any rate, I hope you find the right title. Good luck!