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By William Bell

Award-winning YA writer William Bell's Alma is the attractive tale of a quiet lady who builds a friendship with a reclusive stranger.

Times were tricky on the grounds that Alma's father died and he or she and her mom needed to quit their farm and stream into city. fortunately, Alma can continually retreat into the books of her favorite writer, R.R. Hawkins.

When Alma's instructor notices her beautiful handwriting, she recommends Alma for a role transcribing letters for "Miss Lily," a reclusive outdated lady who has simply arrived from Boston. ultimately, their mutual love of interpreting creates a robust friendship. pass over Lily lends Alma a few of her favorite books, introduces her to calligraphy, and encourages her ardour to jot down stories.

But who's this hard and solitary outdated girl who reminds Alma of Dickens' pass over Havisham? And why is she so secretive in regards to the a part of her lifestyles she refuses to proportion? may perhaps she be, as Alma starts to suspect, R.R. Hawkins herself? Alma is set to discover out.

This touching tale explores the connection among a blossoming author and her mentor, and delves into the advanced dynamics of friendship and belief.

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Not like the wolves we encountered. The hope I have begun to feel grows. ” Rhen surveys the settlement. ” John puts his arm through mine and urges me down the hill. ” John releases my arm and moves quicker than I have ever seen him move. I am worried he will fall, causing further injury to himself, so I chase after him. The terrain changes as we go down the hill, closer to the pond. indd 51 10/11/13 10:31 AM Krista McGee past me, cool and moist, but I do not have time to consider what that means.

Not like the wolves we encountered. The hope I have begun to feel grows. ” Rhen surveys the settlement. ” John puts his arm through mine and urges me down the hill. ” John releases my arm and moves quicker than I have ever seen him move. I am worried he will fall, causing further injury to himself, so I chase after him. The terrain changes as we go down the hill, closer to the pond. indd 51 10/11/13 10:31 AM Krista McGee past me, cool and moist, but I do not have time to consider what that means.

Rhen is next to Berk. Berk steps back, and I no longer feel his breath. “Yes, I am safe,” John calls out. “I’m swimming. ” Rhen’s and Berk’s faces mirror what I’m feeling. We will not go into that filthy pond. John must be tossing the water in our direction because I feel it on my head. Just a few drops at first, but then more. So much more that I am certain it cannot be John’s doing. I look around, afraid someone else is here, mocking us, flinging water at us. Then John moves toward us, his face lifted toward the sky.

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