Accidentally Perfect

Book Cover

COMEDY ROMANCE YOUNG ADULT MENTAL ILLNESS DRAMA YOUNG ADULT ROMANCE

Contemporary

Elizabeth Stevens

Logline

Accidentally Perfect is a story about falling for the wrong guy, being your true self, realising it's okay to seek help for your problems, and that the people who love you won't stop just because you're not always perfect.

Genre

Comedy, Romance, Young Adult,Mental Illness,Drama,Young Adult,Romance

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning

Setting

Unnamed small town in South Australia

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

On the outside, Piper is the good girl, the happy girl. Her BFF thinks that popular, pretty-boy Mason is her John Cusack even if he hasn't really shown any interest. Bad boy Roman has always got under Piper's skin. But it's made worse when he moves in next door.

Ending Description

Piper is slowly feeling more comfortable with her anxiety, and only wishes she'd been more honest with her friends and family earlier. She's accepted that Roman won't be with her even if it hurts. But, her BFF tells her to give it one more try. So, she does and is surprised when it finally works.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

9780648264859

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Coming of Age, Happy Ending,,Coming of Age,Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

,Self-Acceptance,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Piper Barlow

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive, Romantic, Secretive, Beautiful, Gracious, Insecure, Modest,Complex,Romantic,Funny,Confident,Modest,Gracious,Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Roman Lombardi

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Sexy, Underdog, Badass, Heartthrob, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Outspoken, Aggressive, Confident, Criminal, Sarcastic, Seductive,Badass,Charming,Confident,Heartthrob,Unapologetic,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Hadley Reynolds

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Leader, Outspoken, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Decisive, Romantic, Seductive, Sexy, Blunt, Confident, Faithful,Badass,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Faithful,Seductive,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Mason Carter

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Masculine, Modest, Confident, Heartthrob, Heroic, Sophisticated, Engaging, Charming, Faithful, Funny, Beautiful, Honorable, Gracious

Logline

Accidentally Perfect is a story about falling for the wrong guy, being your true self, realising it's okay to seek help for your problems, and that the people who love you won't stop just because you're not always perfect.

Short Summary

On the outside, Piper is the good girl, the happy girl. Her BFF thinks that popular, pretty-boy Mason is her John Cusack even if he hasn't really shown any interest. Bad boy Roman has always got under Piper's skin. But it's made worse when he moves in next door.


Piper is slowly feeling more comfortable with her anxiety, and only wishes she'd been more honest with her friends and family earlier. She's accepted that Roman won't be with her even if it hurts. But, her BFF tells her to give it one more try. So, she does and is surprised when it finally works.

Development Pitch

This story would translate well to screen - many reviewers have said that it would make John Hughes proud and I would be totally honoured to see it up on the screen like his movies. 'Accidentally Perfect' has a universal message of self-acceptance, that mental illness isn't something to hide, and that being yourself is the best thing to do. I could see it with a contemporary setting but with nods to the 80s and 90s in the costumes and props - as a draw to both teens and older viewers. While it is set in an Australian small town, the story is easily transportable to any setting for the express purpose of it being more relatable to all audiences. It could work well as either a movie or a TV series - there are many involved characters and stories that could be fleshed out and explored. As a movie, there is a very concise story that can be adapted to suit the bigger screen. As a TV series, there are many threads that can be looked into and more emphasis placed on the central themes.

About The Author

Core Theme

,Self-Acceptance,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: Piper Barlow

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive, Romantic, Secretive, Beautiful, Gracious, Insecure, Modest,Complex,Romantic,Funny,Confident,Modest,Gracious,Faithful

Character 1

Name: Roman Lombardi

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Sexy, Underdog, Badass, Heartthrob, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Outspoken, Aggressive, Confident, Criminal, Sarcastic, Seductive,Badass,Charming,Confident,Heartthrob,Unapologetic,Masculine

Character 2

Name: Hadley Reynolds

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Leader, Outspoken, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Decisive, Romantic, Seductive, Sexy, Blunt, Confident, Faithful,Badass,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Faithful,Seductive,Outspoken

Character 3

Name: Mason Carter

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Masculine, Modest, Confident, Heartthrob, Heroic, Sophisticated, Engaging, Charming, Faithful, Funny, Beautiful, Honorable, Gracious

Supplemental Materials

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