After 9/11: One Girl's Journey Through Darkness to a New Beginning

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MEMOIR

Contemporary

Helaina Hovitz

Logline

Helaina Hovitz was twelve years old and in middle school just blocks away when the World Trade Center was attacked. Her memoir encapsulates the journey of a girl growing up with PTSD while still living blocks from Ground Zero after living through the events firsthand.

Genre

Memoir

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

New York City

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Skyhorse

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

I was in school three blocks from the WTC on September 11, 2001, separated only by a highway and a few sidewalks. It was my second day of seventh grade. After the first plane hit, we were led down to the cafeteria and told not to stop at our lockers. We had no idea what would come next.

Ending Description

I find hope, many levels of recovery, and happiness (first within myself, then with a husband and a rescue dog) in a world still filled with terrorism, fear and sadness, and become a journalist focusing on inspiring stories.

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Helaina Hovitz

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Heroic, Perseverance, Sexy, Aspiring, Beautiful, Engaging, Funny, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Other child survivors, parents, boyfriends, etc.

Age: 12

Gender:

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Complex

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Logline

Helaina Hovitz was twelve years old and in middle school just blocks away when the World Trade Center was attacked. Her memoir encapsulates the journey of a girl growing up with PTSD while still living blocks from Ground Zero after living through the events firsthand.

Short Summary

I was in school three blocks from the WTC on September 11, 2001, separated only by a highway and a few sidewalks. It was my second day of seventh grade. After the first plane hit, we were led down to the cafeteria and told not to stop at our lockers. We had no idea what would come next.


I find hope, many levels of recovery, and happiness (first within myself, then with a husband and a rescue dog) in a world still filled with terrorism, fear and sadness, and become a journalist focusing on inspiring stories.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Tragedy,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Helaina Hovitz

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Heroic, Perseverance, Sexy, Aspiring, Beautiful, Engaging, Funny, Strong Moral Code

Character 1

Name: Other child survivors, parents, boyfriends, etc.

Age: 12

Gender:

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Complex

Supplemental Materials

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