On the Run

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DRAMA

Contemporary

Jan Yager

Logline

Two Texan 17 year olds, Angelina and Steven, run away from dramatically different worlds and for very different reasons, meeting on the run, as they confront danger in three states -- Texas, Nevada, and Arizona -- as their lives will be forever changed through their criminal encounters and their blossoming relationship.

Genre

Drama

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Corpus Christi, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Hannacroix Creek Books, Inc.

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Angelina runs away from her single mother who was demanding she steal and do sexual favors. Steven drives off in the family's Mercedes to escape his domineering mother who has turned him into her errand boy since her divorce. These 17 year olds will be forever changed by meeting on the run.

Ending Description

After meeting up with Angelina's "Uncle Barney," and helping him repay his gambling debt in Las Vegas, Barney takes them to a concert in Phoenix where they are surprised by a mass shooter. The teens survive but Barney is killed. The teens head back to Texas, forever changed.

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, Meaningful Message,Understanding of the criminal and the victims in a mass shooting

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Two main characters - Angelina and Steven. Angelina is a 17 year old whose mother has been making her steal and lately to do sexual favors at the local brothel to help her single mother pay the bills.

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Steven is also a main character. He is 17 and he runs away to save himself from his mother's domination of him since she and her husband divorced. Steven's family is rich in dramatic contrast to Angelina's poor family. He is smart and just suddenly gets sick of his mother running his life. His act of rebellion by running away is really his way of saving himself by asseting his independence.

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Uncle Barney is one of Angelina's former boyfriends. Angelina's single mother has had many boyfriends over the years. When Angelina and Steven meet up with Uncle Barney on the run, their lives will go in a new direction as they help him to pay back his gambling debts in Las Vegas and then, when he dies in the mass shooting at the concert in Phoenix that he has taken them to on their way back to Texas as a reward for helping him out with his problem. Angelina suspects that Uncle Barney is actually her father.

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Lone Wolf, Adventurous, Complex, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Jasper plays a minor role. He is one of the criminal-types that Angelina and Steven encounter on the road.

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Criminal, Decisive

Logline

Two Texan 17 year olds, Angelina and Steven, run away from dramatically different worlds and for very different reasons, meeting on the run, as they confront danger in three states -- Texas, Nevada, and Arizona -- as their lives will be forever changed through their criminal encounters and their blossoming relationship.

Short Summary

Angelina runs away from her single mother who was demanding she steal and do sexual favors. Steven drives off in the family's Mercedes to escape his domineering mother who has turned him into her errand boy since her divorce. These 17 year olds will be forever changed by meeting on the run.


After meeting up with Angelina's "Uncle Barney," and helping him repay his gambling debt in Las Vegas, Barney takes them to a concert in Phoenix where they are surprised by a mass shooter. The teens survive but Barney is killed. The teens head back to Texas, forever changed.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Two main characters - Angelina and Steven. Angelina is a 17 year old whose mother has been making her steal and lately to do sexual favors at the local brothel to help her single mother pay the bills.

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass

Character 1

Name: Steven is also a main character. He is 17 and he runs away to save himself from his mother's domination of him since she and her husband divorced. Steven's family is rich in dramatic contrast to Angelina's poor family. He is smart and just suddenly gets sick of his mother running his life. His act of rebellion by running away is really his way of saving himself by asseting his independence.

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex

Character 2

Name: Uncle Barney is one of Angelina's former boyfriends. Angelina's single mother has had many boyfriends over the years. When Angelina and Steven meet up with Uncle Barney on the run, their lives will go in a new direction as they help him to pay back his gambling debts in Las Vegas and then, when he dies in the mass shooting at the concert in Phoenix that he has taken them to on their way back to Texas as a reward for helping him out with his problem. Angelina suspects that Uncle Barney is actually her father.

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Lone Wolf, Adventurous, Complex, Engaging

Character 3

Name: Jasper plays a minor role. He is one of the criminal-types that Angelina and Steven encounter on the road.

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Criminal, Decisive

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