Want to be a Bounce Back beta reader?
Thank you for your interest in serving as a beta reader for Bounce Back, a middle grade graphic novel!
The story is about a Japanese girl who moves to Brooklyn when her Dad gets a new job in America. At her new middle school, she feels totally alone, but then she finally starts making friends -- and finds herself torn between two completely different groups of kids.
Keep in mind that what we will send you is the script for a graphic novel, so it is like reading a screenplay. The ultimate book will be in fully illustrated comics format, but what you’ll be reading is 100% text.
(If you’d like to see what the artwork will look like, you can see lots of sample character art on Misako’s Instagram page,
We’re looking for honest, critical feedback, which we’ll use to guide the final revision prior to drawing the art. You will be reading a Google Doc, and can leave your comments directly in the document.
If you're interested in being a beta reader, you must submit this form by 5/23/2019.
All selected beta readers will receive an email link to the Google doc manuscript by 5/28/2019. Your feedback will be due by 6/25/2019.
All readers who complete the questionnaire by the deadline will be credited by name in the Acknowledgments section of the final published book!
Thank you so much for your interest and support!!
Find out more about Misako:
Find out more about Janna:
What is your name?
What age are you?
Where do you live?
I am a…
Elementary school student
Middle school student
High school student
What about our project interests you?
What are your favorite books/comics/graphic novels and authors/creators?
Are your willing to be open and honest about the manuscript?
Are you interested in having your name mentioned in the Acknowledgements?
I need to think about it.
Would you like to be added to Janna’s mailing list about publishing, and about the process of making the Bounce Back graphic novel?
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