Brianna Bolduc

Untitled by Brianna Bolduc

Rowan Lucas is pretty much like any other sixteen-year-old girl. She lives with her aunt Hannah and cousin April in futuristic New Earth, where space shuttles replace cars, and everyone rushes to buy the newest version of the Holopad. She’s Japanese American and can always be spotted wearing her beloved red Converse high tops with the rubber peeling off the toe and the red color slowly retreating. Rowan has her own teenage problems, trying to live up to her cousin’s expectations, dealing with the aftereffects of a war that happened fifteen years ago, and of course being a teenager, but when her cousin accepts a job from the president himself, Rowan knows something is wrong. With the help of a police-officer-in-training that has his own mysteries and his younger brother that is pretty much a mastermind, Rowan decides to figure out the truth about her cousin’s acceptance of the mysterious job offering while also trying to figure out more about the police guy that she doesn’t really know without being weird about it.

My work does not currently have a title, sorry about that. My name is Brianna and I am fourteen years old. My work was written as part of my first NaNoWriMo, which I took part in this year. It is just under 36,600 words and is a YA sci-fi mystery about sticking up for what you believe in and the true meaning of family, even if that means traveling to a different planet to figure out why exactly your cousin left you for some presidential job. I was inspired by Hank Green’s “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing”, which is also a sci-fi and the characters in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series.

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