View Full Version : Need beta reader for 6,000 word YA short story

Skye Jules
10-03-2009, 05:59 AM
You can critique it however you see fit. And what would be even sweeter is if you could somehow help me cut down word count without murdering the plot.

Here's a basic summary:

Every year, the American government randomly draws 1,000,000 citizens (20,000 in each state) to sacrifice a person for population control. It's Callie Wilson's year, and what makes it so difficult for her is that her father had been sacrificed one year, her best friend Kat has no qualms about sacrificing period (so it seems), as she had to choose a sacrifice last year, and she has to question her own morals about what's right and wrong, and if something can be both wrong and right.