The Revelations of August Barton

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COMEDY MELODRAMA DRAMA FAMILY ROMANCE

Contemporary

Jennifer LeBlanc

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Logline

August Barton thought his tribulations were over, but some truths are hard to swallow. He’s been with Rose Varley for over a year, and has his heart set on taking the next step: a marriage proposal. He’s not prepared, however, for the obstacles that soon find their way into Augie’s life.

Genre

Comedy,Melodrama,Drama,Family,Romance

Short Summary

Augie has his heart set on proposing to Rose. After Isaac's rough breakup with Sam he's down in the dumps. The band is finally taking off. Augie's stepdad John returns with a heartbreaking revelation. Gertie and Diane go on vacation to Cayman Islands where shenanigans ensue.


Augie proposes to Rose during a tornado and tries to make amends after coming to terms with John and Diane's secret. Augie and Isaac make an important decision about the future of the band. Gertie, and Diane grow closer with each other and themselves. No family is perfect but love is worth it.

Setting

North Dakota/College/Cayman Islands

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Other

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity,Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: August Barton

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy,Charming,Selfless,Romantic,Strong Moral Code,Honorable,Insecure,Underdog,Heroic,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Rose Varley

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex,Sexy,Romantic,Honorable,Heartthrob,Empathetic,Engaging,Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Isaac Clarke

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Masculine,Blunt,Funny,Leader,Engaging,Confident,Charming,Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Grandma Gertie

Age: 80

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Charming,Confident,Sexy,Blunt,Outspoken,Funny,Romantic,Secretive,Heroic,Engaging,Empathetic,Decisive,Manipulative

Development Pitch

This second installment in the August Barton series is told from both Augie and Diane's point of views. The reader/viewer gets deeper insight into not only Augie's continued struggles in dealing with life, love, and family, but also the root cause of the rift between his mom and his grandma. Shenanigans once more ensue as Diane and Gertie jet off to the Cayman Islands, leaving Augie on his own with a storm on the horizon, a crumbling relationship, and a life altering secret that finally gets brought to light. Even though their band is finally taking off, his best friend Isaac is still crushed by his breakup with Sam, their new drummer is a complete jerk, and Augie's inner turmoil is pushing Rose away. He will now have to find the strength to overcome these obstacles without Gertie by his side. Can he find a way to rise above these hard truths, make peace with his stepdad John, and keep his girl? The revelation Augie never prepared himself for was that, for once, he was going to have to figure it out all on his own.

About The Author

Jennifer LeBlanc is a Multi-Award Winning, Bestselling Author and Poet. Born and raised in South Dakota, she has always had a wild imagination and a knack for story-telling. When not slaying zombies in the gaming world or writing, she can be found getting lost in a good book, doing something crafty, indulging in photography, or watching movies with her husband, two cats, and long-haired chihuahua. Jennifer loves animals, poetry, music, art, and all things creative. She currently works in merchant banking and credit services while writing her next project.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Ink Bee Publishing LLC

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

ASIN: B07F5JF3T5

Genre

ROMANCE

Brief

Two young lovers, barely adults, find that mixing love, life and music doesn't always make a sweet melody.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: EXCELLENT

Pace: GOOD

Premise: FAIR

Structure: GOOD

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

No. The author assumes we have knowledge of the previous books in the series so the pitch drops names of whom we no nothing about. It’s advisable not to make assumptions. Explain this book, and this book only, without assuming the reader knows who these characters are from previous books.

Draw of Story

I like music, so that was a immediate draw.

Possible Drawbacks

Using a YA musical band as a character backdrop makes me lose interest, but I think the same thing about any YA story based on a "band", of which there are way too many. When you see a film about people in a rock band, you expect a little less wholesomeness and way more sarcasm.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

Will the pressure of life be too much for a pair of young lovers, or will they find true love?

Fanbase Potential

This could probably attract a YA audience.

Awards Potential

No. Not that kind of film.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

BAND CAMP, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, GEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS

What’s New About the Story

It feels generic at times. The characters need more personality and more "real world" flaws.

Lead Characters

They are all likeable but could do with a little more angst and demons.

Uniqueness of Story

It's ok. Its written fine but the characters just seem less interesting than they could be. They're "too Disney for Disney" and not raunchy enough for Nickelodeon.

Possible Formats

Film - Streaming, Film - Studio, TV Series - Cable, TV Series - Network, TV Series - Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

There is a market for teen YA stories but young teens (13, 14) are a very tough audience to peg. When you add something like a band and music you should be very careful because the music can end up making or breaking the film. But, if done right, then you could end up with the next High School Musical.