Mentor Name: Brooks Benjamin
Mentee Name: Melyssa Mercado
Title: LITTLE MISS BLOGALOT
Category: Upper Middle Grade
Word Count: 49,000
Thirteen-year-old Ami Sanchez is DONE being the victim of mean-girl sabotage. So when she discovers anonymous blogging, she can’t resist plotting a secret-revenge scheme to take down the school’s queen bee…which might delete the trust of everyone she loves––including her only friend.
I was ten steps from my locker when my training bra popped open in mid-stride.
…Right in front of EVERYONE.
This seriously had to be the worst Monday in history––or just the worst nightmare ever.
Trickles of nervous sweat slid down places I didn’t even want to think about. A steady hum buzzed in my ears as I wished myself gone a thousand different ways in both English and in Spanish.
Please be a dream. Please be a dream. Por favor––
I risked taking two steps then skidded to a stop like I’d just been freeze-tagged. The loose cotton straps wiggled and rode up towards my neck. Okay, moving––bad idea.
Every brain cell screamed for me to make a run for the girl’s bathroom (or Mars), but I couldn’t get my feet to agree.
“Are you waiting for a bus or something, Ami? You do know they don’t actually stop inside the school right?”
I didn’t know the kid’s name who got all the laughter from that stupid joke, but I knew I hated him. My daily promise to try and make more real friends instead of the virtual kind vanished––again.
I squeezed my eyes shut, mentally offering everything I owned, including my precious cell phone, in exchange for just one swift cartoon poof! out of the school hallway. Surely, there was someone up there willing to bargain with me. Or at least take pity on a now bra-less seventh grader.
But the bra gods (and my luck) must have been out to lunch.