Have you heard of the When I First Saw You meme yet?
Here’s the deal: every week Sailing Through Books and A Bookish Flower choose a new cover. We are tasked with writing a synopsis for this book with the cover and title as our only guide. Then, we get to compare it to the real synopsis and laugh at how off we are… or congratulate yourself on your amazing deduction skills. Mostly the first rather than the second.
My Best Guess
Teenager Cara James lives with her mom in the bankrupt city of Detroit. Between school, her part-time job hanging posters, and her secret passion as a street artist, Cara has no time for boys – let alone high class boys like Daniel Paige. When Daniel catches Cara graffiti-ing, he threatens to tell the authorities if she doesn’t take him under her wing as an apprentice. Is Cara confusing her passion for creating and teaching art for love or are her feelings for Daniel the real thing?
The actual plot
I guessed a missing father and was wondering if the cover reflected somewhere in California, but didn’t predict the earthquake (c’mon, how did I not predict that? It’s in the title!) or the mystery aspect.
Better luck next time, right?