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Lindz Pagel over at Rapturous Randomocity and Alexis at Kore Averna are having a fun blogfest where my story gets to be adapted to film and I get to decide on the cast.
I chose my most recent YA contemporary story called Starsong. Here's a brief blurb on what the story is, and below you'll find my choice of actors/actresses for the main characters. Check mine out, then hop over to blogfest HDQ by clicking on pic above and check out the others!
Sixteen year old Wynonna Pinks is convinced super cute skater boy, Tanner Westin, is the guy for her. But after wrecking her new car and being forced to work a summer job, she gets stuck carpooling with the oddball neighbor kid, Sami Zaman. Wynonna not only finds she and Sami love the same rock band, she finds her body responding to him in a strange new way. It’s weird, all right, and full on electric. Sami is smart, talented and focused on pursuing music after graduation. He helps Wynonna find the brilliant voice she’s always hid from, but falling in love with Sami is nothing like she thought a first love would be. Wynonna’s Southern Baptist mom is freaked out by the fact Sami and his family are Muslim, and Sami’s parents do everything but come right out and say Wynonna’s a bad influence on their darling son. Sneaking around and lying to her parents become a regular routine for Wynonna, when all she really wants is to be free to get into “the zone” and jam with Sami. She will have to decide whether this intercultural love is worth fighting for or not. Maybe she was right about skater boy all along.
Wynonna Pinks to be played by ....
Here's why: For one, Emma has the look Wynonna should have, plus she's young and sassy, but has a really sweet and gullible side.Wynonna's character is someone who really strives for individuality. She wants her own look and sees herself as more complex than her mom and best friend, Carlin.
Sami Zaman to be played by ....
Sami is a cool, collected kind of guy--an Indian-American whose passion is a career in music. Dev could pull him off perfectly. Not only does he fit the look (with a little bit longer, shaggier hair) he's a fabulous actor and Sami's character deserves it. He has to be cool and unique enough to take Wynonna's attention away from super cute Tanner.
Tanner Westin to be played by ....
Why? Zac has the skater boy look I want for Tanner. Plus he has to be super cool and laid back with eyes that just make girls melt. Wynonna's had a crush on Tanner forever.
Wynonna's best friend Carlin to be played by ....
Carlin is the best friend that makes you feel like no one's ever looking at you when you're next to her. But she's also superficial and kind of shallow. Megan just has that look.
Wynonna's mom, Mrs. Pinks, to be played by ....
Okay so she may be a tad young to be mom to a teenage daughter, but Gwyneth is such a good actress, she could swing it with her eyes closed. Mrs. Pinks is a good looking, overbearing mom who lost her country singing voice to an illness, and she's got a chip on her shoulder since she never got to live out her dream. She wants Wynonna to live out the dream for her, always pushing her and not able to see Wynonna for who she is.
Hey thanks for checking out my cast. Thanks to Lindz and Alexis for such a good time!
And if you're stopping by for U day on the A-Z hop, my U word for today is
I've asked this question before, and I always like to ask periodically to see how answers have changes, or allow otther to answer who haven't before. So I ask you, what makes a story unputdownable in your opinion?
For me, the voice is what has to make me feel comfortable to keep reading. But what really and truly keeps me reading, is cliffhangers. No joke. I need those unanswered, burning questions to make me want to read more.
What about you?