Query Letter - Ghosts, Girls, and Other Monsters
RE: Query – Ghosts, Girls, and Other Monsters
When we hear about kids like Cody Chandler, all but the most cold-hearted of us sympathize. Some of us may send them their prayers, but most of us will forget about them in a couple of days. We don’t like to dwell on the unpleasant, so stories like Cody’s sink deep in our subconscious and make us feel subtly grateful for our more fortunate accidents of birth.
Having suffered physical, emotional, and sexual abuse by the time he was eleven, Cody has experienced life in ways few would envy. But instead of being crushed by his experiences, he rises above his circumstance through an incredible act of sacrifice he hopes will free him from the ghosts who haunt him. When Cody is forced to examine the impact abuse has had on his life, he must decide how much of his past he can safely reveal. While revealing his deepest childhood secret might be liberating, it might also prove to be his undoing.
Ghosts, Girls, and Other Monsters, is a completed 75,000 word book club novel.