View Full Version : Contemporary YA beta read swap?

09-08-2012, 10:03 PM
Hi all!

I am looking for some fresh eyes for my contemporary YA novel (48,000 words). I will happily swap, although I would prefer to read in the same genre if possible.



09-08-2012, 10:40 PM
What's your story about?

09-08-2012, 11:06 PM
Oops, yes I guess I should have included that in my original post!

Here is my query (so far):

Phoenix’s mom is sick. She doesn’t have cancer, or diabetes, or even some rare blood disorder. Phoenix’s mom has a psychiatric disorder that compels her to keep everything, from her daughter’s first shoes to last night’s frozen dinner box.
And Phoenix can’t tell anyone.
When mother and daughter are threatened with eviction if their home is not cleaned up, Phoenix finds herself stuck between a mom who holds on to everything and a dad she had to let go too soon. Ultimately she must decide whether she will hold to what she knows, or rise from the ashes of her life and save them both.

09-10-2012, 08:13 AM
I'd be interested I'm writing a YA speculative genre... I'd be willing to swap the first few chapters or so. PM me:)