I write because I love to read.
I’m the daughter of a librarian so I grew up reading everything in sight and I remember that rush I used to get as a teen when I read my favorites.
During those years, books, for me, were like those wise best friends that every girl needs. They held all the secrets and had all the answers. There were the books that seemed to understand me so perfectly: The Catcher in the Rye, with my ultimate crush Holden Caulfield, and anything Judy Blume.
There were the ones that gave me that much-needed escape from the trials and tribulations of high school: Alice in Wonderland and anything Roald Dahl.
And then there were the ones that showed me a version of who I wanted to be: plucky Jo from Little Women or fearless, fabulous Nancy Drew (I devoured thhttp://twitter.com/#!/AimeeAgrestiat entire series!)
So I write with the hope that someone might curl up with ILLUMINATE and feel sparks of what I felt for my most beloved books.
But that's, of course, for you to decide: take a peek at the book and then feel free to drop by aimeeagresti.com and let me know what you think!
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