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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 12:46 pm
Middle grade novel in verse needs title ASAP.

Here's the blurb:

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Autistic fourth grader Alison dreams of being popular. She constantly watches cool kid Malika and asks her how she makes friends so easily. “I was born this way,” is all Malika answers. How come Malika got to be born cool and popular, but Alison had to be born quirky and autistic?

Neurotypical classmate Rikki thinks Alison is quirky in a cool way. She dreams of being Alison’s friend because Alison is unapologetically herself. Rikki wishes she had that kind of confidence! She tries befriending Alison, but Alison jumps away or yells every time Rikki calls her name or taps her shoulder.

Two girls tell two sides of the same story. Their narratives run side by side until an unusual shared quirk unites them, bridging the gap between their autistic and neurotypical worlds.
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Thanks in advance!

Edited for typo


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enneamom




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 1:10 pm
Born This Way

Smile

That's what jumped out at me from your post
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sub




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 1:11 pm
Your blurb has the title
BridgingThe Gap
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amother




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Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 1:18 pm
While I am not creative and have no ideas of my own, I think Born This Way would be an intriguing title for kids.
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 2:02 pm
I like Bridging the Gap, or something with bridge. Ideally I want something with friendship in it. Born this Way is not a good choice. It's taken by a famous song already (bad for google searching lol)

Friends Across the Bridge?

How to Cross the Bridge?

Bridge Friendship?

The book doesn't talk about bridging though... might be lost on kids?

Alison Makes a Friend? (this is intended as part of a series that can be read in any order)
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 2:03 pm
Other ideas I had:

The Cool Side of Quirky

Friends and Quirks

Born Quirky
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tryinghard




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 2:11 pm
The Flipside
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 2:12 pm
tryinghard wrote:
The Flipside


Flipside Friends?
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Shabbosiscoming




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 2:16 pm
How a Quirky Kid Caught Friendship
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enneamom




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 2:23 pm
If you have some more details from the plot, I feel that details always make a better title for middle grade.
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 2:29 pm
enneamom wrote:
If you have some more details from the plot, I feel that details always make a better title for middle grade.


How long a title though?

I like Flipside Friends for 2 reasons:

1. It captures the divide between the ND and NT kids.

2. The book itself is written with the stories running side by side.

It ties everything together. If it's catchy enough, I'll submit it that way. There's a good chance it'll be renamed before publication anyway, so right now I just need a good enough name to submit it under. I'm participating in a pitch event and already got a request!! :-D
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Stars




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 2:41 pm
Wow I’d love to read this book myself.
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imasinger




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 2:43 pm
Over the Bridge?

So Much Better?

As a parent of kids with ASD, I don't think they'd necessarily gravitate towards a book with Quirky in the title.

ETA: I like Flipside Friends.
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PinkFridge




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 3:09 pm
Side by Side
Mindsided
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CatLady




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 3:11 pm
Flipside Friends FTW! And where was this book, or others like it, when I was growing up?
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youngishbear




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 3:12 pm
Mind the Gap

ETA on second thought, it's a bit negative.
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PinkFridge




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 3:13 pm
Double Flip
Double-sided Flip
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PinkFridge




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 3:16 pm
Bridge Over the River Quirk

(Bridge over Quirky Waters)
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Kiwi13




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 3:24 pm
Flipside Friends it is!
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mommy2x




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 02 2021, 11:53 pm
Greener Grass
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