I make no comments or opinions about the book since I have not read it. What I write is about the trailer only.
Dear book trailer creators, begin your trailer with a title page, especially one that includes your book cover. This gives the viewer a moment to settle in.
In the book trailer for A Different Kind of Cheerleader by Lira Brannon, the first slide begins the synopsis, and I wasn’t quite ready yet, so had back up and start over more than once.
From that point on the trailer does a decent job of telling us what the story and story conflict are. The duration is spot on.
It’s a bit confusing, though, as to what the slide “WORSE” means, and the next slide says, “She made new friends at bible camp.” This refers to the best friend. I think. And this also means the bestie made friends with Jesus?
In the slide that says, “She’s out to reclaim those dreams” use the heroine’s name instead of “she”. Otherwise, we may still think the reference is to the best friend.
The varied “wipes” that are transitions between the slides are gimmicky, amateurish and distracting. Avoid them.
Overall, the premise of the book is made fairly clear, the images support the text, and the music syncs with the slides. This may be enough to entice readers of this genre.