What’s Their Plot for a YA Story?

Last week, I posted photos for readers to choose an antagonist for the young man in the Nike shirt as we assemble the literary building blocks for a YA story. The winner is this red-headed girl. Now that we have our protagonist and antagonist, we can turn to plot. What’s their plot for a YA story?

Plots for a YA Story:

  • Betrayal
  • Revenge
  • The puzzle–in other words, a mystery but it doesn’t have to be crime related
  • Coming of age
  • The quest–this doesn’t have to be a fantasy or sci-fi story
  • The competition
  • Catastrophe and survival*
  • Self-sacrifice*
  • Rebellion*

*I found these plot points in Steal This Plot by June and William Noble.

Please state in the comments which of the following plots you think would work best for this protagonist and antagonist. I’ll announce which plot got the most votes next Monday.

To see the previous prompts for our YA story, click here.

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  1. Ooooh, every topic on this list holds so much potential! I love this month’s exercise! I pick The Puzzle (a mystery, not necessarily crime-related)

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