Today's pitch came at me out of the blue while I was reading Kill the Farm Boy. It has a little bit in common with The Rest of Us Just Live Here, which if you're unfamiliar with it is a brilliant concept--go check it out. I imagine a lot of people come to a point in which they wonder what happened to all their "potential" and why they can't seem to achieve some overwhelmingly awesome "purpose" in life. This would be a book for all those people.
In Jackie’s world, fate is a powerful force that comes for everyone. Every life is an adventure full of portent and fame. Jackie’s best friends are a budding master chef with a haunting singing voice and a brilliant swordsman who recently learned to speak with ravens. Even the plainest people are only a twist of luck away from stardom, and everyone has a magnificent purpose.
Everyone except Jackie. As her best friends inevitably head out on their grand lifetime adventures, Jackie is left behind. Determined to put herself in luck’s way, Jackie sets out to make her own fortune. But she can’t help her growing fear that fate has passed her by, and of all the girls in the world, she is the only one who will never be extraordinary.