Jodi Henry is having an awesome query blogfest. Check it out here.
Here's my entry.
Dear Ms./Mr. Awesome Agent,
For seventeen year old Arianna Lopez, life consisted of taking care of her dying mother, work, and trying to fix up her screwed up friends, leaving little time to think about her nonexistent love life. Until her college plans becomes threatened by her inability to comprehend numbers, so she accepts tutoring from bad boy and annoyingly smart Marcus.
After their first tutoring session, she accepts his invitation and hangs out with him and his friends. The date turns deadly when they find themselves in a drive-by shooting which leaves one of the friends injured and Arianna holding a secret: she saw the shooter.
She soon finds herself officially dating Marcus after an unlikely encounter with the shooter reveals that the shooter knows who she is. And Marcus knows him.
Having already lost his younger sister to a drive-by, Marcus is determined to find information about the shooter, leaving Arianna desperately trying to save him from making a dangerous mistake. Realizing that love may not be enough, she breaks the number one rule of friendship: she rats him out to his parents.
It may be enough to save him, but Arianna loses more than just his trust.
SOME KIND OF TROUBLE is a 58,000 word YA contemporary manuscript about the power of friendships and the growing pains of life on the streets.
Thank you for your consideration.