I cannot resist a middle grade novel with unique/cool technology as a hook, so was intrigued by the basic synopsis of SIX by M. M. Vaughan (Margaret K. McElderry, 2015): Parker and his sister Emma, with the help of secret advanced technology, can communicate between themselves through their thoughts. When their father is kidnapped a few years after their mom's death, Parker and his sister are determined to find him.
Loved the mystery and action in SIX, the unexpected plots twists, and especially liked Parker's sister Emma. While Emma's deafness plays a role in their mystery-solving (she's very good at lipreading, for instance), it's not an Issue. Also loved the humor.
I'd like a SEQUEL, please!
Monica shared some excellent advice in Chuck Sambuchino's "7 Things I've Learned So Far" blog series, including:
No news means...absolutely nothing.
Don't send your manuscript out to every agent at once.
Use your time well while you're waiting to hear back. Read the article to find out more.