September 2, 2011 Rejected Book Plot #155
Poor Johnny the Paperboy. No one ever wanted to pay him on-time but that didn’t stop him from having a job to do. In this companion series to the cult classic Better Off Dead comes the story of Johnny and his quest for Two Dollars. Part Newsies, part Better Off Dead, Johnny has it rough. In and out of foster care, selling papes is his way out and on the path to a better life. But he can only achieve this better life if people will pay him for the papers.
Will Johnny get Lane to pay him his due or will he have to stop delivering papers to Lane’s door?!? Will Johnny’s big musical number be the showstopper to his measly life and the start of his five minutes of fame? Two Dollars will leave you tapping your foot and paying your paperboy out of guilt.