Boonville Redemption (Manuscript)
For Ages 12 and Over
In California 1906 a young girl named Melinda shares a story of hardship and forgiveness as a villain named Mason, her step-father, makes her life miserable along with her brother Zack’s life and her mother Alice. She meets a young man named Shakespeare who loses his parents to an earthquake and she is happy when he is adopted by a local family. Soon her questions about what really happened to her father begins to be answered, with a few surprises.
This is an interesting script. A lot happens in its 102 pages and opens in Boonville, California, in 1906. This story makes the point that only God can fix some things. The story features rich characters including young Melinda, a young boy named William who is also called “Shakespeare” who, naturally, quotes the Bard often and is considered likable but “different”. Also the story includes Alice, a woman who married the wrong guy, a villain named Mason, and still other rich characters.
This story of God’s forgiveness and His ability to fix broken lives is nicely written and told. The script features conflict, drama, suspense (Did Melinda’s real father, Thomas, really commit a crime and what happened to him?) Melinda’s stepfather, Mason, is the bad seed that Alice married. A good man in the community, Jeb, adopts Shakespeare after his parents die in an earthquake, but we learn that Jeb has a few secrets of his own.
The story climaxes well with all the plot elements resolved and everything is wrapped up and questions are answered. W are happy to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the script for ages twelve plus. It has earned five Doves, our best rating. It is really good and would make a great movie. I love the ending when Melinda says, “God isn’t who you think He is…He’s bigger.”