Have you ever read a book title and wondered what it could POSSIBLY be about?
(that’s me assuming your answer is yes, because otherwise I’m just going to be talking to myself)
So for your reading pleasure, I’ve picked some interesting YA titles and written blurbs simply based on those titles. It’s going to be very interesting.
Butter by Erin Lange
The world is ending. Earth has been taking over by a monster who guzzles food left, right and centre – and not just food. He will eat anything: people, goldfish, radios, USB sticks, lamps…nothing can sate the hunger of Ravenous.
There’s only one food that will calm Ravenous. Following the extinction of dairy cows, though, it’s not so easy to come by, and Michael Margarine must find a way to obtain the only item that can save their world…
A stick of butter.
Startled by His Furry Shorts by Louise Rennison
The Legend of the Furry Shorts is one all children have heard in the land of Woolly. Like the eyes of a Basilisk, one sighting of the Furry Shorts can kill a person. So when Theodora Fleece meets the owner of the Furry Shorts and doesn’t die, she is persecuted as a witch. But his Furry Shorts are only one aspect of him. He has a name. It’s Fuzz.
And Theodora thinks she might just be in love with him.
Can she overcome the prejudice of her people in order to show the the Furry Shorts race is harmful? And maybe even something more?
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Ava is a Messenger between the world of the living and the Underworld. She is contracted by those with magic in their blood to deliver love letters to those who have died. It’s a position in high demand, and the love letters are getting even more frequent: to wives, husbands, but also grannies and grandpas, sisters, brothers and parents.
Then one of Ava’s dearest friends dies, leaving far too much unsaid. But Messengers can’t communicate with anyone they’ve had contact with before the victim’s death.
But Ava will find a way. She has to.
(also yes, I used the author’s name…)
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Two worlds. Five hundred pieces in each.
After Ragnarok, the Norse Apocalypse, everyone’s picking up the pieces. Celia Segment has only one hope of getting her sister back: she has to collect her. A thousand pieces. The sound of her laugh. The dimple in her left cheek. The bounce in her walk.
But to do that she has to remember. And Celia isn’t sure she wants to.
A Room Full of Chocolate by Jane Elson
There are tales. Whispers. They are always accompanied by licking the lips. A room full of chocolate, they say. Never-ending. The most delicious chocolate you could ever eat.
And fifth-grader Kathy Cocoa wants to find it.
The best thing? The chocolate room isn’t even close to the most amazing room in the House of Curiosities. It’s also much, much better than the worst room…
But the good comes with the bad, as they say, and Kathy Cocoa will encounter quite a lot of both.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
An experiment gone wrong: a senior science project in cloning, but Katherine only meant to make one copy of herself. Now there are five, and they’re getting her into all sorts of trouble. Everyone around her thinks she’s a criminal, a mad woman or an idiot (she forgot to encode English into some of the genes).
It’s not like she can just kill them, though. People are already becoming suspicious about her ability to be in several places at once. What on Earth is she going to do?
The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
In Neverland are many wondrous things, and if you can get rid of Peter for a while, there are marvellous places to visit. Among these are the Museum of Intangible Things.
Here you can find all sorts of things: the first smile and Essence of Elegance; cups full of kindness and waterfalls filled with wisdom. These are for looking, not touching. So when Ursula Unembodied steals the Jug of Joy, she unleashes consequences that will stretch across Neverland.
People are starting to age. The Museum is crumbling. Funnily enough, they never thought this would happen.
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Snickers, guffaws, chuckles, titters, giggles cackles, laughs. The world of Mirth is full of magic, and the magic depends on happiness. It literally makes their world go round.
But what happens when you have depression, when some days it’s impossible to laugh? The councilmen of Mirth like to think they’re carefree, but those with depression pose a threat. And threats to Mirth’s happiness will not be condoned.
Natalie, though, doesn’t think this is fair. She’d love a good snicker more than anyone, but ignoring sadness isn’t the answer. Armed with ice cream and a helping of determination, she’s going to help Mirth get its mirth back.
So some of these are absolutely ridiculous
Some are actually more interesting. I had a lot of fun coming up with ALL of these. With the exception of An Abundance of Katherines and Butter, I haven’t actually read any of these, so it was easier to come up with possible plots for them. What do you think? Should I do a part two?
I also encourage you to make your own versions – you will not believe how entertaining it is!