From the Author
This is a love story through and through. It's a story of abrother's unfailing love for his twin. It's a story of a girl's fight to get hersister back and find herself at the same time. It's a story of learning to letgo of anger, standing up for yourself, and being kind to others. It's a storyof love between a man and a woman despite the twists and turns that come theirway.
This story came about after a year or so of watching abrother take care of his special-needs sibling during church service. Iwondered about that brother's feelings toward his sibling. Love was obvious.Protector was clear. Burdened? It didn't appear that way. Guilty? Possibly.Nicky doesn't have the severe special needs that this sibling had, but Nickyfaces his own challenges in life.
I also wrote this story because I despise bullying and ther-word. I wanted to share with my readers how painful and damaging both bullyingand the word retard/retarded can be. I want my readers to finish this book witha better understanding of how words and actions can hurt. Or, maybe, my readerswill finish this book with affirmation that the words and actions used againstthem did hurt and they have the right to feel upset by them.
I wrote this story for many reasons. My main reason is toshare the story with my readers. I want nothing more than for you to enjoy thisstory and feel a range of emotions from start to finish. If that happens, I cansay I accomplished what I set out to do.