Juanita McCarter Bryan marks her debut in the world of fiction with the breathtaking new novel, “Vanessa-Fei: The Girl Who Could Touch the Sky.” A brilliant mix of unforgettable characters and captivating storytelling, this book follows the adventures of the title character, a young girl who discovers that she has an extraordinary ability.
Vanessa-Fei lived a completely normal life until her twelfth birthday. Everything changed the moment she discovered a secret that her family has been keeping. It is a secret so powerful that it forced her to run away from home and from her family. Leaving behind the life she had known so well, she finds herself on an extraordinary journey where nothing and nobody is quite what they seem.
With her unique voice, Bryan lets readers see the world through Vanessa-Fei’s eyes. As the evocative and gifted narrator, she guides readers alongside her heroine on a journey fraught with otherworldly dangers and overwhelming magic. The adventure that unfolds is all at once a brilliantly wrought tale of growing up and of the sacrifices that are sometimes painfully necessary to make one’s dreams come true.
A story made from the stuff of fairytales and dreams, “Vanessa-Fei: The Girl Who Could Touch the Sky” will keep readers engaged from beginning to end.