I Am A Beetle

I Am A Beetle is a novel written by Dylan Jones. He is the High School English teacher at Mormon Trail, as well as the speech/drama coach and teacher. He majored in English at the University of Iowa, and is originally from DeKalb, Illinois.

He became inspired to write this book from a dream he had, where he was a beetle. Written in 2013 for national novel writing month, it took 2 months to write. It is to be the first book of a trilogy.  

It takes place in a society where there is a process called pre-incarnation. At birth there is a ceremony where the parents find out what species their child will be. They range from the falcons which are the most rare, down to the bottom of the ladder, the beetle. Alex is a beetle, or is he? Strange things start happening to him that can not be explained, with strange dreams and explosions. Then one of his teachers is murdered and his best friend disappears.

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