Keeping Up Appearances

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YOUNG ADULT COMEDY FAMILY ROMANCE SATIRE FRIENDSHIP

Contemporary

Elizabeth Stevens

Logline

Keeping Up Appearances is a rom-com about growing up, realising that rumours aren't always true, being yourself, and that it's better to spread Nutella, not hate.

Genre

Young Adult, Comedy, Family, Romance, Satire,Friendship

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Adelaide, Australia

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

After Nancy spends all of Sunday encouraging Holly to finally tell Jason how she feels about him, Holly walks into school on Monday set to do just that. Only to find Nancy and Jason kissing. Holly rushes off and literally runs into a half-naked body in the boys' locker room; Jason's rival, Xander.

Ending Description

Holly realises that she needs to stop judging people she doesn't know anything about outside rumour, that people aren't two-dimensional, and that being yourself is what will earn you true friendships and love. And, she finally gives in and admits she's fallen for Xander, even if the idea scares her.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

,Enemies to Lovers

Main Character Details

Name: Holly Aberdeen

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Faithful, Honorable, Insecure, Modest, Naive, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Xander Bowen

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Masculine, Romantic, Unapologetic, Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Faithful, Funny, Heartthrob, Honorable, Leader, Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Greg Hook

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Empathetic, Honorable, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Charming, Confident, Engaging, Faithful, Funny, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Rachel Harris

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Confident, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Beautiful, Faithful, Leader, Strong Moral Code

Logline

Keeping Up Appearances is a rom-com about growing up, realising that rumours aren't always true, being yourself, and that it's better to spread Nutella, not hate.

Short Summary

After Nancy spends all of Sunday encouraging Holly to finally tell Jason how she feels about him, Holly walks into school on Monday set to do just that. Only to find Nancy and Jason kissing. Holly rushes off and literally runs into a half-naked body in the boys' locker room; Jason's rival, Xander.


Holly realises that she needs to stop judging people she doesn't know anything about outside rumour, that people aren't two-dimensional, and that being yourself is what will earn you true friendships and love. And, she finally gives in and admits she's fallen for Xander, even if the idea scares her.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

,Enemies to Lovers

Characters

Main Character

Name: Holly Aberdeen

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Faithful, Honorable, Insecure, Modest, Naive, Selfless

Character 1

Name: Xander Bowen

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Confident, Masculine, Romantic, Unapologetic, Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Faithful, Funny, Heartthrob, Honorable, Leader, Sexy

Character 2

Name: Greg Hook

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Empathetic, Honorable, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Charming, Confident, Engaging, Faithful, Funny, Selfless

Character 3

Name: Rachel Harris

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Confident, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Beautiful, Faithful, Leader, Strong Moral Code

Supplemental Materials

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