Four Word Summary Challenge


I was browsing some new blogs today, when I came across a new tag I thought was just neat. This tag is, as you can tell by the title, the Four Word Summary Challenge. For this challenge, you have to summarize a book using only four words. Those words cannot include character names or any other words or terms specific to the book (ex. the clue cannot be “Harry discovers magical secret” or “Dementors make Quidditch hard”). As being overly wordy is one of my writing faults, this is especially a challenge for me (and yet I have the gall to drag Charles Dickens for it every chance I get). However, that’s not the real challenge. The real challenge in the Four Word Summary Challenge is that you guys have to guess what books I’m talking about.

Oh, the struggling that could cause! I’m excited just thinking about it. Does that make me a bit of a sadist? Eh, we’ll dissect that at a later time. Because right now? I’m throwing down the gauntlet.


  1. Villains thwart other villains


  1. Theater kids channel Shakespeare


  1. Plumbing issue stuns kids


  1. Mysterious new girlfriend bites


  1. Girl wishes on teeth


  1. Girl raises dead demons


  1. Science expedition goes wrong


  1. Gap year breeds hijinks


  1. Girl chooses her reality


  1. Psychics battle in dreams


Okay, have you had enough time to consider my summaries? Do you think you have any of them figured out? Well, let’s find out:


  1. Question: Villains thwart other villains

          Answer: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab



  1. Question: Theater kids channel Shakespeare

          Answer: If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio



  1. Question: Plumbing issue stuns kids

          Answer: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling



  1. Question: Mysterious new girlfriend bites

          Answer: Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu



  1. Question: Girl wishes on teeth

          Answer: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor



  1. Question: Girl raises dead demons

          Answer: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco



  1. Question: Science expedition goes wrong

          Answer: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer



  1. Question: Gap year breeds hijinks

          Answer: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue by Mackenzi Lee



  1. Question: Girl chooses her reality

          Answer: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore



  1. Question: Psychics battle in dreams

          Answer: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray



So, did you get any right? If so, how many? Let me know in the comments! If you decide to try your own hand at this tag, be sure to link it to me so I can play too!

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