High school is hard enough, Em knows. Her freshman year introduced her to all the cliques, annoying teachers, and tough homework assignments. But discovering you have super powers and not knowing how to control them is a whole new level of complicated.
Thankfully, Em isn't alone. Her best friend Roz starts having unusual dreams that come true, and Tommy, Em's secret crush, can hear the softest whispers in class.
A romance blossoms with Tommy. But just as things are looking up, people start dropping like flies. A telepathic serial killer is on the loose and only Em and her friends have a hope of stopping him.
Or do they? If they don't figure out the killer's identity soon, one of them could be next.
Connected could adapt to the
screen easily, with minimal special effects and a focus more on the characters
themselves, building the mystery and suspense old school style. As far as the
actors go, let me just say I have a little girl, so there’s no escaping Disney.
That being said, I would love to see Em played
by Dove Cameron if it’s possible to make her look less perfect.
Or Hayden Panettiere
even though she’s older I think she could still pull it off.
Zendaya would be perfect to play Roz.
For Tommy, I envisioned someone hunky with
longer hair, like Tyler Blackburn.
On the other hand, I could see using unknown actors too. There’s something to
be said for that, starting from scratch with someone not known as another
Still scratching my head that Johnny Storm and
Captain America are played by the same actor, it just seems wrong somehow.
About the Author
Kat Stiles is a super hero geek at heart. She grew up watching Spiderman, X-men and Superfriends cartoons, and she loved the idea of having super powers. The superhero movies that came out delighted her; even the bad ones were still so much fun. And she remembers wishing the series, “Heroes” would go on forever. With Connected, she tried to keep the abilities as organic as possible – something just a little beyond what a normal human can do. She’s met some pretty incredible people in her life, and her experiences greatly influenced the writing of Connected.