Beatrice Thompson is fifteen, worried about Darfur and climate change, and quickly getting in over her head with her summer job.
If the issues with the summer job aren’t enough, she’s got a real problem: her best friend Willem has been acting strange. Her girlfriends are convinced he wants to date Beatrice, but she won’t jeopardize their friendship for anything. When she and Willem fight about her nosiness, Beatrice has no one left to confide in about the Andersons’ strange behavior.
Beatrice makes a connection about wetland development that may explain everything, but she has to link all the clues in time to protect James.
A young adult novel, The Ordinary Life of the Insect Collector, is complete at 44,000 words.
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Oh heck yes you're sending this to me.
In fact, why are you still reading...send! Send!
What I like: it's concise, it shows me what the book is about, gives me a sense of the problem and what choice Beatrice makes. There's no TELLING me what kind of book this it, just SHOWING me.
This is a very very good query.