Hugs From God (Manuscript)
A man named Joe, who lost his mother and friend to death as a teen, finds himself back in time with the chance to change everything. He even gets the opportunity to save a young boy from drowning. Will it change the future once he gets back to his present time?
To the author: First of all, I found this to be a very interesting read. The characters, particularly Joe, Paula and Todd, were well-developed. The tale is also an interesting take on time travel. It shows, unlike some time-travel stories, that Joe really is happier with the changes he has been able to make, and it shows that he is grateful for the life he has in the present. The teens also seemed like real teens with their attitudes and dialogue. The mention of a rotary phone shows your attention to details as you took your protagonist to time past. The idea of “hugs from God” is a nice too. I loved the examples of “Helen” and “your daddy” on page 56.
We see that you reworked the script, and we are glad. We have updated the content listing. We wish the kids at the concert were not shown smoking, but it is one scene, and we realize the realistic setting. You obviously removed several bits of content and this definitely makes this more family-friendly. In fact, we are awarding it our Dove Family-Approved Seal for ages 12-plus. Congratulations.