The Madhouse of Love

Book Cover

BIOGRAPHICAL COMEDY MEMOIR ROMANCE YOUNG ADULT

1960s & '70s

Peter G Mackie

Logline

The Madhouse of Love is the story of a 12-year-old boy who is mistakenly placed in an Adolescent Psychiatric Unit where he spends two and a half years, falls in love with a girl-patient and eventually ends up homeless and struggling to survive at the age of 16.

Genre

Biographical, Comedy, Memoir, Romance, Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Scotland, London

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing

Year Published: 2009

Starting Description

The story of Tony Whitfield takes place in an Adolescent Unit, which is a '60s-built, one-storey building out in the country. Later, he takes a bus from Scotland to London, where he ends up out one the streets.

Ending Description

The story ends with Tony looking around the grounds of a local psychiatric hospital in London out of a feeling of nostalgia.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Sexual Abuse, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Main Character Details

Name: Tony Whitfield

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming, Desperate, Engaging, Heartthrob, Beautiful, Educated, Funny, Unapologetic, Empathetic, Heroic, Masculine, Naive, Sarcastic, Sexy, Visionary, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Narcissistic, Outspoken, Religious, Romantic, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Vivian Smith

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Insecure, Badass, Heartthrob, Unapologetic, Engaging, Sexy, Underdog, Charming, Outspoken, Educated, Empathetic, Romantic, Seductive, Complex, Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Dave Chambers

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Sexy, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Flexible, Heartthrob, Empathetic, Romantic, Visionary, Aspiring, Confident, Outspoken, Charming, Educated, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Ann Zubrowka

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Romantic, Educated, Engaging, Funny, Manipulative, Outspoken, Religious, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Unapologetic

Logline

The Madhouse of Love is the story of a 12-year-old boy who is mistakenly placed in an Adolescent Psychiatric Unit where he spends two and a half years, falls in love with a girl-patient and eventually ends up homeless and struggling to survive at the age of 16.

Short Summary

The story of Tony Whitfield takes place in an Adolescent Unit, which is a '60s-built, one-storey building out in the country. Later, he takes a bus from Scotland to London, where he ends up out one the streets.


The story ends with Tony looking around the grounds of a local psychiatric hospital in London out of a feeling of nostalgia.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Rebellion Against 'The One',

Characters

Main Character

Name: Tony Whitfield

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming, Desperate, Engaging, Heartthrob, Beautiful, Educated, Funny, Unapologetic, Empathetic, Heroic, Masculine, Naive, Sarcastic, Sexy, Visionary, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Narcissistic, Outspoken, Religious, Romantic, Underdog

Character 1

Name: Vivian Smith

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Insecure, Badass, Heartthrob, Unapologetic, Engaging, Sexy, Underdog, Charming, Outspoken, Educated, Empathetic, Romantic, Seductive, Complex, Desperate

Character 2

Name: Dave Chambers

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Sexy, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Flexible, Heartthrob, Empathetic, Romantic, Visionary, Aspiring, Confident, Outspoken, Charming, Educated, Engaging

Character 3

Name: Ann Zubrowka

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Romantic, Educated, Engaging, Funny, Manipulative, Outspoken, Religious, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Unapologetic

Supplemental Materials

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