By the time seventeen-year-old
Emma Perez's brother, Ethan Giovanni, sits in a mental institution for the murder of Dr. and Mrs. Falls. Deemed mentally incompetent and unfit to stand trial, Ethan has one weekly visitor--Emma. She doesn't deny his guilt, he's her brother and even though he's paranoid schizophrenic doesn't mean she has to stop loving him.
They say when you cross paths with someone more than once, it's fate--you're destined to meet.
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My second novel, a MG fantasy, was recently picked up by a small local publishing house in
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This is my assignment for summer. The special school I attend--not short bus special--and my shrink Dr. Dynerbaugh co-conspired against me. They think this will be great therapy, part of the healing process, for me to put my thoughts and feelings down on these pages since talking about it doesn't seem to help.
I've got news for them; there are more pages in this empty journal than I have days left. Sure, there might be some days when I have more to say. Like today. Today's entry will be longer because my assignment is to talk about myself. Who I am and a brief history of my life. That way, when somebody reads it later they'll understand what was going through my head and why.
I'm not supposed to just talk about things like the weather. Or current events around the world. It's all supposed to be about me and my life.
I'm seventeen and live with my aunt and uncle on
My parents were murdered--on Valentine's Day.