And Other Mistakes

Book And Other Mistakes

And Other Mistakes

by Erika Turner

A teenage girl deals with insecurities, a stressful family life, tension with friends, and being on the cross-country team, in And Other Mistakes, an inspiring Young Adult story by Erika Turner about accepting one’s self, flaws and all. For most of her life, Aaliyah's home situation hasn't been great, but she's at least had her childhood best friend and role as a cross-country star to balance it out. But once she got outed by a church elder last spring, everything came undone—including Aaliyah. Now, senior year is about to start and she is determined to come back faster and wiser. No more letting other people define her. No more losing herself to their expectations. Except... well, with new friends, old flames, nosy school counselors, and teammates who don't trust her yet, the route already feels rough. And what's with the new girl, Tessa, who gives Aaliyah butterflies every time she looks at her? Regardless, she'll be fine. Because this is the year to prove to everyone—and most of all, herself—that she's more than her mistakes. After all, even Aaliyah can't outrun everything.

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About the Author

About Erika Turner

Erika Turner is an author and aspiring poet. During the day, she works as an editor, but her main job is keeping her dog Sherlock from jumping out the window to chase squirrels and sky friends. She lives in Long Beach, California, with her spouse. And Other Mistakes is her debut novel.