Slow Burn

Johnny Will 67goldenoldies@att.net 1383859257403

YOUNG ADULT

1960s & '70s

Johnny Will

Logline

Slow Burn is a story of a teenager who was raised in rural America and finds himself living in a large city and facing problems that far exceeded just a change in geographic location and population...being confronted with a society that would put his character and morals to the ultimate test for survival!

Genre

Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Slow Burn is a descriptive reference to the life change endured by a teenage boy when he moves to the bustling area of St. Louis after living in rural area and having to try and fit in with all the different social classes and Nationalities found within his high school and on the streets around his neighborhood. The education he received from life experiences had a far greater effect on his future self and the molding of his character than any classroom.

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

Country boy moves to a large city and is confronted early on with things he had not previously been exposed to. He was subjected to prejudice, society divisions, street hoodlums and their codes...thus the pressure was becoming overwhelming to deal with.

Ending Description

Years later he finds himself sitting in front of the residence where he resided during his last two years of high school. Reminiscing about the good and bad decisions along with those he left behind, aware one can't change one's past.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Johnny (Injun John)

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Joyce is the (Jewish) girl that Johnny regretfully fell in love with because she was Jewish, but the one thing that helped him hold it together when all was about to be lost!

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming

Additional Character Details

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Logline

Slow Burn is a story of a teenager who was raised in rural America and finds himself living in a large city and facing problems that far exceeded just a change in geographic location and population...being confronted with a society that would put his character and morals to the ultimate test for survival!

Short Summary

Country boy moves to a large city and is confronted early on with things he had not previously been exposed to. He was subjected to prejudice, society divisions, street hoodlums and their codes...thus the pressure was becoming overwhelming to deal with.


Years later he finds himself sitting in front of the residence where he resided during his last two years of high school. Reminiscing about the good and bad decisions along with those he left behind, aware one can't change one's past.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Johnny (Injun John)

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Empathetic

Character 1

Name: Joyce is the (Jewish) girl that Johnny regretfully fell in love with because she was Jewish, but the one thing that helped him hold it together when all was about to be lost!

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming

Supplemental Materials

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