Banished is a captivating fantasy story with a well-thought-out plot
that would be a credit to any writer. But it is especially remarkable
coming from a thirteen-year-old student who has been homeschooled all
her life. However, be forewarned. When you reach the final page and find
the words, "Not the End...," you will cry, "Oh! No!" I for one
feel as if I simply can't wait to read the next installment to find out
what happens to Chris and his friends. It's that good!
-- Wayne S. Walker, Home School Book Review
This book was enjoyable. It was a quick and easy read, and was a good
story. What astonished me about this books, was the author's age.
Teresa was 13 years old when she wrote this book and is now almost done
with the sequel. The plot was exciting, and the fantasy creatures seemed real.
Overall this book was a worthwhile read -- Very clean and well done.
-- Katie Grace, Amazon.com reviewer
About the Author
Teresa Gaskins is 13 years old and has been homeschooled all her life. She was creating stories before she could write, and has completed NaNoWriMo the past three years. She started this book in the 2011 edition of NaNo, and it is her second finished novel, though the first one published. While Teresa enjoys a wide variety of fiction, fantasy has always been her favorite genre. Other interests include horse riding, computer programming, and making videos. She lives with her cat Cimorene (and the rest of her family) in rural Illinois, surrounded by corn and soybean fields.