It would be ideal if our children listened to their parents, stayed out of trouble, and always did the right thing. But the reality is that kids are curious by nature; they are developing their own personalities and can’t always tell right from wrong.
In that moment of doubt and curiosity, who will help them make that right decision? Who will guide them to stay on the right path?
In my novel, I tried to address a situation where a kid’s naïve inquisitiveness could unwittingly get them into a dilemma where their choice is between working it out on their own or seeking help from family. In the book, a pre-teen girl, Lisa, runs into her mysterious neighbor’s house on a whim and suffers the consequences right away. Kids Lisa’s age are just learning that their actions have consequences, and I wanted to make that concept very real right from the beginning.