I never expected to become a monster. I bet not even Frankenstein’s monster expected that. When I was little, I learned I was different the first time some kid made fun of my pointy ears, inherited from my mom. She also gave me a name some people claim is a girl’s—Morgan. As I grew, the ears made me a bully-magnet more than the name did, but I never guessed another gift I got from Mom—my brains—would mark me for death at such a young age. I’m only 14.
I feel more like 44 now, too old, after all that’s happened. At first, becoming a hero and all that sounded cool. Now I wish I’d never traveled to another world, an ancient Earth where Utah’s salt flats had been turned to sugar flats growing much of the Heartland’s food supply. Maybe you think desert territory becoming dessert territory sounds like kid stuff, like that candy game—but still sweet, right? Except something poisoned those sweets over time. On our Earth, few people ever die from eating dessert, do they? For sure, they don’t die from dessert eating them.
I do have some hope that becoming a monster will help me survive in the dessert territory. But you’ll have to understand if somebody else finishes this story. At least then, you’ll know I died in a good cause—trying to purify the poisoned Heartland—on another Earth.
Now it’s time to make your comment below this blog post. No need for your name or email address. Those go in the Rafflecopter form. Instead, please give an honest answer to two questions about my book introduction. Rafflecopter picks the winner and I promise not to take you out of the running if I don’t like your answer. I just want to know if enough people like this intro before I edit the rest of the book. Okay, now for the questions about the intro:
1. Did it make you want to read the book or give it to a teen who you think would like it?
a. me b. teen c. neither because I didn’t like it.
2. Did the introduction give too much, too little, or the wrong info to make you want to read on?
a. It gave to little info or didn’t explain it well enough. (I’d love it if you explain what.)
b. It gave just enough info to hook me.
c. It gave some info that should have been saved for later. (I’d love it if you say which info.)
d. None of it appealed to me. (Again, I’d love to hear why. I’m a big girl. I can take it.)
That’s it, although I’d love for you to comment with any other thoughts about my book, Earth Won. Once you’re done, please fill out the Rafflecopter form in my previous post. The only difference is that you won’t have to make a comment under that post because you did it here. The linky list is also under my previous post, so you can go hopping from there too. Thanks!