by Darby Rae

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BN ID: 2940014987455
Publisher: Solid Spirit Publishers
Publication date: 07/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Darby says she didn't appreciate the beauty and history of the North Shore until her family moved away from it. Growing up her father traveled for work, so her mother would often pack her two sisters and her in the station wagon (wood paneling and all) and hit the road. Sometimes they would visit family in New York for several days, other times they would take a day trip to the beach with another family. Most of the time, it was just the four of them touring historic places.

She remembers how her imagination soared when she saw the secret passages in the House of the Seven Gables or when they stood in the room of the Salem Witch House where the accused witches were tried and executed. 'The horror of their persecution didn't sink in,' Darby says, 'but the mystery of the past captivated me. I thought, maybe I'm a witch...maybe I have secret powers...and I would daydream what it would be like to fly, control time, read minds or snap my fingers and instantly be somewhere hundreds of miles away.'

At thirteen, her father took a new job and announced they were moving to Indiana. Geography not being her strength, she thought they were moving to India...camels, desert, and very unattractive clothing. Once that misconception was cleared away, she was still devastated to leave her friends, neighbors, cousins and grandparents on the East Coast.

Since emancipation at 13 wasn't an option, she tearfully left her hometown of Peabody, Massachusetts and moved to Carmel, Indiana. As the moving van unloaded her furniture into her new home, two neighbor girls her age came to the door and introduced themselves... devastation over. She readily admits her attention deficit had benefits.

Her junior high and high school years were filled with the typical teen trauma and drama. She spent one summer rebelling against her curfew and earned the nickname, 'Darby grounded' from her best friend's father. Her outward rebellion was short-lived and she learned stealth tactics to her mischief (since to date she hadn't shown signs of possessing any super powers).

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good and i am not just saying this because someone in my family wrote it. It is really really good and spoiler alart there is gonna be a 2 one FIREWEEDS in january 2013