We get it. You’re upset. But all good things must come to an end.
It’s the very last 16th-line contest post, friends! And we have a special prize for the first person to correctly match the line below to its 2016 debut novel: a copy of Jeff Vandermeer’s WONDERBOOK, on the craft of writing, donated by SHALLOW GRAVES author Kali Wallace.
But wait, there’s more! In less than two weeks, the corner turns on our debut year! That means you won’t have to guess at these lines any longer: you can start finding these books on the shelves of your favorite bookstore.
We thought those were tears of joy! Now read on:
But I missed London, like an arm, or a leg, even if I had only lived there for a handful of years, because as much as my mother insisted that my coming to Connecticut would. be like coming home, it was more like coming to a manicured jail.”
Is it from…
A. Erin Petti’s THE PECULIAR HAUNTING OF THELMA BEE (Mighty Media Press, September 2016)
B. Brittany Cavallaro’s A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE (Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books, Winter 2016)
C. Janet Sumner Johnson’s THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB&J CONTEST (Capstone, Spring 2016)
D. Rahul Kanakia’s ENTER TITLE HERE (Disney-Hyperion, August 2016)
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. And good luck!