View Full Version : 'Bucket List book' YA Contemp - beta wanted :)

09-03-2012, 09:50 PM
Hiya everyone :)

I'm looking for a beta for my untitled contemporary. Please no swaps, because I'm a hopeless beta reader, but maybe someone out there would like to give this one a read?
Summary: IN HONOR meets BEFORE I DIE (just a bit more cheerful).
It's 65,000 words, and it does contain some sex and some strong language (there's a scene from late on in the book in YA SYW).

After finding her murdered brother's diary, 16-yr-old Perrie Huxley and her best friend Toby set out to complete the 'things to do before I turn 18' bucket list he wrote before he died. As they complete the tasks one by one, they learn a lot more about each other, and that boring, nerdy Elliott wasn't quite as boring as they'd always thought...

I'm not looking for line-by-line, just a general crit: Did you enjoy it, is it funny, is the grief unrealistic/overdone/underdone, is Elliott's POV suitably masculine and does he seem too Mary-Sue, are Perrie and Toby likeable, does the ending work for you, etc etc.
P'm me if you're interested?

Thank you :)

09-03-2012, 10:48 PM
I'd be interested but admit I'm new to this so not sure if I'm the best at this kind of stuff since I've never done it before

09-04-2012, 01:05 AM
PM'd you.

09-04-2012, 01:57 AM
I'd be more than happy to help. I pm'd you.

09-04-2012, 02:35 AM
Amy I want to read ALL YOUR BOOKS. I unfortunately am still undergoing revisions for mine, but would love to read and give you some comments. E-mail me. :D

09-19-2012, 10:23 PM
UPPING! I would love a couple more beta readers - kind of to work with what the first ones said - I've got some more specific things I'd like opinions :)

Thank you :):):)