My novel Meeting Dennis Wilson is driven by 15-year-old Beach Boys fan Margo LeDoux’s crush on the group’s drummer, Dennis Wilson. When Margo gets the idea that she could actually maybe MEET her heartthrob, she composes a letter to him, which she presents to her best friends Brian (the book’s narrator) and Christy (Brian’s girlfriend)… and to her boyfriend Scott, who, naturally, opposes the idea (“I don’t want you runnin’ off and bein’ some GROUPIE!”). She sends the letter, which brings on problems of its own, and that, among other things, spurs the convoluted, interconnected plotlines of Meeting Dennis Wilson.
Here’s the rough draft of Margo’s letter to Denny.
Note: the break after “I’m kind of shy” is due to a narrative insertion in the book that I don’t want to spoil by including here.
About Meeting Dennis Wilson…
“Today marks the day that I officially add Meeting Dennis Wilson to my ‘Favorite Coming of Age Books’ list. I adore John Green and his work [and] I fell in love with this book just as easily as I fell in love with Paper Towns or An Abundance of Katherines. Meeting Dennis Wilson can easily be compared to a teenager who’s just coming of age: awkward, quirky, hilarious, and loads of fun to be around.Meeting Dennis Wilson is incredibly comical, sweet, and ultimately feel-good.”
(The Literary Connoisseur)
Meeting Dennis Wilson is available in both softcover print and Kindle editions, in either seven serialized installments or as an omnibus edition gathering all seven books.