Did something ever happen that made you feel old? Today I saw a girl who I used to teach viola. She was in fifth grade, but now she's all grown up, and she's getting her own place next week! I was proud of her, but I did feel old. Well, another thing that makes me feel old is my good friend's kid sister. She's not a kid anymore, in fact I'm not sure if anything screams, "Grown up!" quite as much as being a published author.
Her name is Grace Yee, and a bought her debut story, The Woman In Scarlet - Volume 1 - Where Snow May Fall last week. The genre is young adult, and I was excited for that since it's one of my favorite genres. I loved it.
It was about a young boy who comes across a mysterious lady offering to grant him three wishes. She warns him to be careful about what he wishes for, but each wish brings more and more surprises. I love the rich imagery in this story. The Russian setting adds to the interest and mystery of the plot. Grace's first published work is a complete success, and I can't wait for the second volume in the series to be published!
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