I loved this piece because it is such an inspiration. It really shows that hard work and dedication can pay off. Having a book published is a big deal. I congratulate Maryann for accomplishing this goal at age 15. We should never stop striving for our goals. If people tell you that you are too young, just try harder. Once you reach your goal, try for more. You never know what life will bring you.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.