So here we have them:
All ready for the launch party, which has a great amount of guest stars thanks to Dawson (the child star) and his unique taste. They mingle, small talk happens…
Kaitlyn takes the reigns for the music with her delightful playlist. What the others don’t fully understand is that she chose each song to match one of them, it is her way to celebrate. And get everyone in the mood.
In comes Sasha running with a bunch of wrapped parcels for each of her friends. As she comes to a stop the pile keeps the momentum and topples towards the floor. (Nevermind that they are all getting the same thing, I mean, this is the launch party, right?!).
Hugo follows, stylishly late and doing his best to look the best, and you can see a small pocket square peeking out of his fancy suit. Wonder what it is?
Clink, clink, clink…
Speech, Speech, Speech…
Velvet stands in the middle of the room, trying to discreetly pull her skirt down, ready to give her speech about the book, about the events in it. All eyes on her, as she looks around the room, nervous. Everyone is here indeed.
Even Joe, who has been behind the bar, making sure no one is missing from a great drink to ease the party. He even has custom made ones for each of the guests, or at least for the ones that were in the lift with him.
Velvet clears her throat, sips a tiny sip from her cocktail and starts.
Good evening, I was asked by the publishers if I could do this speech, I guess they saw my school grades and decided that maybe I wasn’t capable of calculating how many books we need to sell to break-even.
The Breakfast Club meets One Day in Floored, a unique collaborative novel by seven bestselling and award-winning YA authors: Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood.
When they got in the lift, they were strangers (though didn’t that guy used to be on TV?): Sasha, who is desperately trying to deliver a parcel; Hugo, who knows he’s the best-looking guy in the lift and is eyeing up Velvet, who knows what that look means when you hear her name and it doesn’t match the way she looks, or the way she talks; Dawson, who was on TV, but isn’t as good-looking as he was a few years ago and is desperately hoping no one recognizes him; Kaitlyn, who’s losing her sight but won’t admit it, and who used to have a poster of Dawson on her bedroom wall, and Joe, who shouldn’t be here at all, but who wants to be here the most.
And one more person, who will bring them together again on the same day every year.