Overnight Sensation

Book Cover

YOUNG ADULT

Contemporary

Hal Eisenberg

Logline

After 15 year old Jonah discovers his dad’s secret past as a 70’s rock star, he convinces him to reunite their band and they record a song in their basement. However, when Jonah emails that song to his friends pretending not to know who the band is, and they email it to a local radio station claiming it’s their band, the song ends up playing on the station’s network all across the country, turning the boy’s make-believe band into an Overnight Sensation. Suddenly, Jonah and his friends are caught up in a whirlwind of lies and instant fame, while running from a ruthless record executive who will stop at nothing to keep the lie alive.

Genre

Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Atlanta, GA

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

When 15 year old Jonah and his friends concoct a story about being in a band and recording a song that was actually written by his dad, a forgotten '70s rock star, things quickly spin out of control when the song hits the airwaves and they become an Overnight Sensation.

Ending Description

After Jonah and his band, Hitstreak, are forced to perform his father's song in front of 15,000 screaming fans, they discover that they may actually have what it takes to be rock stars, while Jonah realizes that the most important things in life are his family and his friends.

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

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Jonah Levine

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Charming, Clumsy, Heroic, Leader, Sarcastic, Funny, Insecure, Outspoken, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Bart

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Clumsy, Funny, Heartthrob, Faithful, Heroic, Outspoken, Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jess (Teffy)

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Crazy, Heartthrob, Confident, Engaging, Funny, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Monroe (Gozzy)

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Blunt, Clumsy, Faithful, Insecure, Uneducated

Logline

After 15 year old Jonah discovers his dad’s secret past as a 70’s rock star, he convinces him to reunite their band and they record a song in their basement. However, when Jonah emails that song to his friends pretending not to know who the band is, and they email it to a local radio station claiming it’s their band, the song ends up playing on the station’s network all across the country, turning the boy’s make-believe band into an Overnight Sensation. Suddenly, Jonah and his friends are caught up in a whirlwind of lies and instant fame, while running from a ruthless record executive who will stop at nothing to keep the lie alive.

Short Summary

When 15 year old Jonah and his friends concoct a story about being in a band and recording a song that was actually written by his dad, a forgotten '70s rock star, things quickly spin out of control when the song hits the airwaves and they become an Overnight Sensation.


After Jonah and his band, Hitstreak, are forced to perform his father's song in front of 15,000 screaming fans, they discover that they may actually have what it takes to be rock stars, while Jonah realizes that the most important things in life are his family and his friends.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jonah Levine

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Charming, Clumsy, Heroic, Leader, Sarcastic, Funny, Insecure, Outspoken, Underdog

Character 1

Name: Bart

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Clumsy, Funny, Heartthrob, Faithful, Heroic, Outspoken, Sarcastic

Character 2

Name: Jess (Teffy)

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Crazy, Heartthrob, Confident, Engaging, Funny, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Charming

Character 3

Name: Monroe (Gozzy)

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Blunt, Clumsy, Faithful, Insecure, Uneducated

Supplemental Materials