Kaitlyn's Wheel: A Novel

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Bancroft Press, 2023.
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Chris Halvorson., & Chris Halvorson|AUTHOR. (2023). Kaitlyn's Wheel: A Novel . Bancroft Press.

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    [synopsis] => Kaitlyn's Wheel is a teen romance with the supernatural element of a Steven Spielberg or JJ Abrams production. The novel shares the teen angst of John Green's novels brought to screen-Looking for Alaska (Hulu miniseries), The Fault in Our Stars (307mm box office), and Paper Towns (85.5mm box office against a budget of 12mm).  
	Add to that the magical realism of Field of Dreams, a classic "feel-good" movie that is referenced in the novel. As we've seen in recent years, audiences are craving "throwback" projects to more innocent times, e.g., Stranger Things and Super 8, both of which pay tribute to the '80s Spielbergian era.  
	Despite its feel-good tone, KW still tackles current issues impacting our future generations, such as climate change and robotics taking over jobs. In the end, it gives teens hope they can still make a difference, and during a time when our planet needs love more than anything to survive…  
	Chris Halvorson was born and grew up in Seattle, went to college in Alabama (University of North Alabama), graduate school in New York City (an MFA in Film from Columbia University, and now lives in Culver City, California.  
	He wrote the screenplay The Boondoggle for producer Joe Roth, the former head of Disney and Fox. It was packaged by CAA with Steve Carr (Mall Cop) attached to direct.  
	He adapted his novel The Santa Suit for Frank Konigsberg Productions, developed TV and film projects for The Meg producer Ken Atchity, and was hired to rewrite the action spy comedy Best Served Cold that was originally in development with Pierce Brosnan's Irish DreamTime. 
	With Home Alone producer Scott Rosenfelt, he co-created and produced the TV sitcom pilot Earth Mom.   When a small-town Iowa girl witnessing a UFO crosses paths with a Pacific Northwestern boy who claims to have been abducted by aliens, their shared experiences lead them on an unexpected journey of love, environmental activism, and self-discovery, unearthing truths about themselves, their families, and the world they live in. "Kaitlyn Stokes, a teenager saddened by the sudden death of her father, clings to the belief that aliens have taken his soul, and that it might even be possible for him to return to Earth. No one believes her, especially her mom. Then Kaitlyn discovers Zachary Taylor, who lives many states away and has told everyone he was abducted by aliens. Kaitlyn, feeling she's on to something, seeks out Zachary, only to discover…well, was his alien experience real or not? The journey that they both embark on creates a tender, warm, and funny story of love and friendship―of connecting with others who believe in you, no matter what, no questions asked. Both Kaitlyn and Zachary battle against non-believers, which leads to an emotional climax that brings tears to the reader's eyes. Young teens are often misunderstood, and even worse, not believed. This story is about believing in our children, and allowing them to have thoughts and dreams that we as parents have long forgotten. It's a beautiful story, told simply and elegantly." "Chris Halvorson's thoughtful tale about two college-bound seniors is a sweet romance that addresses all the complexities of the human experience-the intensity of senior year, the loss of a parent, and relationships. It's also an intelligent read that addresses real-world problems such as carbon pollution and climate change, and offers a supernatural element that allows teenagers to grapple with the mysteries of life." "A brilliant trip through the cosmic expanse of the human heart." "Kaitlyn's Wheel, a moving and accessible YA novel, is a warmhearted reminder that we all want answers to the questions of the universe, especially where our loved ones end up. With its entertaining story and characters, it also makes the important case that deep down, what we all really need are people on this planet to connect with and love." "A well-observed, heartfelt, and terrific n
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