#Pitcharama: Chemicals Collide

Title: Chemicals Collide
Author: Jodie Llewellyn
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Word count: 66,000
Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Sara is convinced that her life is completely under control. Her grades aren’t perfect (she’s failing two classes), and her friends aren’t the best influence (she’s caught up in the gritty world of Speedway). But her grandmother always said that it’s important to keep up appearances and Sara’s façade is well in place. It’s almost as good as her mother who hides her crippling OCD.

But while her exterior is immaculate, Sara is falling apart. She spends the majority of her time cleaning the house to ensure her mother doesn’t spiral out of control. Between that, a part-time job, and her chaotic relationship with Speedway racer, Logan, Sara is beginning to believe that anxiety runs in the family.

Sara wasn’t raised to ask for help, but she needs to decide who she can trust before it all falls apart. It’s no longer just her grades on the line, but her first love, her health and most
importantly, her mother.

Chemicals Collide is a 66,000 word, young adult novel that delves into the world of obsessive-compulsive disorder. It tells the tale of a girl learning to stand on her own two feet with the help of those who want to build her up, not tear her down.

About Jodie @ Words Read & Written

Book blogger & aspiring author.
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32 Responses to #Pitcharama: Chemicals Collide

  1. a.h.richards says:

    Great pitch for what sounds like a compelling novel, Jodie. I will FB it. I don’t know a lot of young adults, but my FB friends do. Good luck with this, and congratulations on another book completed.

    Aldous

    On Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 7:42 PM, Jodie Llewellyn wrote:

    > jodiellewellyn posted: “Title: Chemicals Collide Author: Jodie > Llewellyn Genre: YA, Contemporary Word count: 66,000 Synopsis: > Sixteen-year-old Sara is convinced that her life is completely under > control. Her grades aren’t perfect (she’s failing two classes), and her > frien”

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  2. a.h.richards says:

    Great pitch for what sounds like a compelling novel, Jodie. I will FB it. I don’t know a lot of young adults, but my FB friends do. Good luck with this, and congratulations on another book completed.

    Aldous

    On Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 7:42 PM, Jodie Llewellyn wrote:

    > jodiellewellyn posted: “Title: Chemicals Collide Author: Jodie > Llewellyn Genre: YA, Contemporary Word count: 66,000 Synopsis: > Sixteen-year-old Sara is convinced that her life is completely under > control. Her grades aren’t perfect (she’s failing two classes), and her > frien”

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  3. Widdershins says:

    Now, THAT’S an elevator pitch!!!

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  4. Widdershins says:

    Now, THAT’S an elevator pitch!!!

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  5. Bookgirl says:

    Loved your pitch and the book sounds great, i can’t wait to read it. BTW, my son’s name is Logan and he wants to be a formula one driver. 🙂

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  6. Bookgirl says:

    Loved your pitch and the book sounds great, i can’t wait to read it. BTW, my son’s name is Logan and he wants to be a formula one driver. 🙂

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  7. embrystical says:

    I wanna read this so badly!

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  8. embrystical says:

    I wanna read this so badly!

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  9. bridieh says:

    That sounds like a great YA novel. I like the psychological aspects of the characterization. You tell a great amount about the characters in very few words.

    I would like to nominate you for the Liebster Award for blogging. Participation is optional. Thanks for being an awesome writer. 🙂
    http://bridiehallauthor.com/2014/06/16/thank-you-for-the-liebster-award/

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  10. bridieh says:

    That sounds like a great YA novel. I like the psychological aspects of the characterization. You tell a great amount about the characters in very few words.

    I would like to nominate you for the Liebster Award for blogging. Participation is optional. Thanks for being an awesome writer. 🙂
    http://bridiehallauthor.com/2014/06/16/thank-you-for-the-liebster-award/

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  11. Michael Roberts says:

    Hi Jodie

    Sounds good, but do you realise you contradict yourself with the word counts? Unless I am missing something, which at this time of the morning is entirely possible.

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  12. Michael Roberts says:

    Hi Jodie

    Sounds good, but do you realise you contradict yourself with the word counts? Unless I am missing something, which at this time of the morning is entirely possible.

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  13. Millie Ho says:

    I have/had a friend with OCD. This would be a great book for her and all those that know her. Good luck, Jodie.

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  14. Millie Ho says:

    I have/had a friend with OCD. This would be a great book for her and all those that know her. Good luck, Jodie.

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  15. Joseph Nebus says:

    Yeah, nice pitch. Good luck.

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  16. Joseph Nebus says:

    Yeah, nice pitch. Good luck.

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  17. Something that is kind of jarring for me in this synopsis is that it doesn’t say anything to me about where the title of the book comes from. Does the title refer to the biochemistry of mental disorders, a collision between drugs, legal or otherwise, a collision between biochemistry of mental disorders and the drugs used to treat them? I assume with the title “Chemicals Collide” that one or more of these interactions will be a dominant theme in the book, but the synopsis doesn’t really allude to it.

    I can’t help it: I’m a chemist, so when I see that word in the title, I look for a connection or further explanation in the synopsis.

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  18. Something that is kind of jarring for me in this synopsis is that it doesn’t say anything to me about where the title of the book comes from. Does the title refer to the biochemistry of mental disorders, a collision between drugs, legal or otherwise, a collision between biochemistry of mental disorders and the drugs used to treat them? I assume with the title “Chemicals Collide” that one or more of these interactions will be a dominant theme in the book, but the synopsis doesn’t really allude to it.

    I can’t help it: I’m a chemist, so when I see that word in the title, I look for a connection or further explanation in the synopsis.

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  19. Dustin says:

    Sounds great, Jodie!;)

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  20. Dustin says:

    Sounds great, Jodie!;)

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  21. Congratulations, and good luck!

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  22. Congratulations, and good luck!

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  23. I LOVE this. I loved it when I saw it on SC’s blog. I really enjoyed the concept, and I think this will rock in Pitcharama!

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  24. I LOVE this. I loved it when I saw it on SC’s blog. I really enjoyed the concept, and I think this will rock in Pitcharama!

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  25. Jarrod C says:

    Jodie, if I purchase your novel, would you be open to signing the jacket for me?

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  26. Jarrod C says:

    Jodie, if I purchase your novel, would you be open to signing the jacket for me?

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  27. S.M.Johnston says:

    Hey! You’re on Team Sharon for Pitcharama. Would you please email me your most up-to-date pitch to smjohnston @ live.com.au

    THANKS!

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  28. S.M.Johnston says:

    Hey! You’re on Team Sharon for Pitcharama. Would you please email me your most up-to-date pitch to smjohnston @ live.com.au

    THANKS!

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