Sweet Aswang

Book Cover

HORROR

Early 20th Century

Anthony Hains

Logline

On an ordinary night in a quiet, upper-middle-class neighborhood, eighth-grade classmates Chloe Danvers and Spencer Genovese sneak out of their homes to investigate a weird clicking noise. They watch as a shadowy figure slinks through their street, dashes around a house, and disappears. The next morning, they learn that the Hoffman family has been murdered. In their efforts to find out what happened, Chloe and Spencer discover that no one else can see or hear the malevolent being they glimpsed. Only a shared medical condition enables them to sense its presence. Their illness provides a measure of protection from the creature, but not for long. It becomes aware of them and begins taunting them in a series of disturbing events. Now they must determine its weakness … and stop it before it goes after its next victims.

Genre

Horror

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Milwaukee, WI

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

Two middle school kids with type 1 diabetes glimpse a horrifying creature (an aswang) and come to the conclusion that only they can track it down because their illness provides a certain amount of sensitivity to its presence.

Ending Description

Spencer and Chloe use insulin to disable the aswang and halt a murderous rampage at a middle school Halloween dance. The aswang manages to escape and reappear in town. Badly injured, the kids enlist the help of a teacher and a policeman for another battle. The aswang is defeated, but escapes again.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Spencer Genovese

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Decisive, Funny, Heroic, Modest, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Chloe Danvers

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Blunt, Complex, Empathetic, Beautiful, Confident, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Analyn Tomas

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Perseverance, Adventurous, Badass, Beautiful, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Theo Mangione

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Decisive, Masculine, Selfless

Logline

On an ordinary night in a quiet, upper-middle-class neighborhood, eighth-grade classmates Chloe Danvers and Spencer Genovese sneak out of their homes to investigate a weird clicking noise. They watch as a shadowy figure slinks through their street, dashes around a house, and disappears. The next morning, they learn that the Hoffman family has been murdered. In their efforts to find out what happened, Chloe and Spencer discover that no one else can see or hear the malevolent being they glimpsed. Only a shared medical condition enables them to sense its presence. Their illness provides a measure of protection from the creature, but not for long. It becomes aware of them and begins taunting them in a series of disturbing events. Now they must determine its weakness … and stop it before it goes after its next victims.

Short Summary

Two middle school kids with type 1 diabetes glimpse a horrifying creature (an aswang) and come to the conclusion that only they can track it down because their illness provides a certain amount of sensitivity to its presence.


Spencer and Chloe use insulin to disable the aswang and halt a murderous rampage at a middle school Halloween dance. The aswang manages to escape and reappear in town. Badly injured, the kids enlist the help of a teacher and a policeman for another battle. The aswang is defeated, but escapes again.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Spencer Genovese

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Decisive, Funny, Heroic, Modest, Skillful

Character 1

Name: Chloe Danvers

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Blunt, Complex, Empathetic, Beautiful, Confident, Heroic

Character 2

Name: Analyn Tomas

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Perseverance, Adventurous, Badass, Beautiful, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Honorable

Character 3

Name: Theo Mangione

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Decisive, Masculine, Selfless

Supplemental Materials

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