The Guide to Literary Agents asked Jay Asher for his picks of great hooks in the fall catalog. Here are some of his choices:
Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman. A high school underdog’s tarot card readings become strangely accurate.
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce. A teen falls in love with the genie sent to grant her three wishes.
Claim to Fame by Margaret Peterson Haddix centers on a young TV star who can hear whatever anyone in the world says about her.
DupliKate by Cherry Cheva. An overscheduled teen starts seeing double: suddenly there are two of her.
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer centers on a matchmaking barista who links up her friends based on their coffee orders.
For the rest, visit Guide to Literary Agents.com.