Christina has written a series of Young Adult novels featuring a group of teenagers facing unique challenges whose lives intersect as they pursue their dreams.
After aspiring ballerina Kate earns a spot in American Ballet Theatre's professional training school, her spinal curvature spikes, trapping her 24/7 in a back brace she dubs Thing. Devastated, she erases the past and creates a new life she can do with Thing, convincing herself she's over dance. When she begins to wean out of the brace, her close friend gets into ABT, which reignites her heartbreak. In order to triumph, Kate must confront her greatest fear and embrace her disability to achieve her dream.
High school star quarterback and talented artist Tommy struggles to cope with his mom’s death and their shocking secret. Not even his best friend and fellow artist Violet knows the weight he’s carrying or that he is estranged from his dad. When Violet starts dating Jock, an indie musician, Tommy panics since he’d always loved her. When tragedy strikes, his secret is revealed and Tommy has to choose between the memory of his mother and a real relationship with Violet.
Eighteen-year-old musician Jock is panicked about revealing his secret to his new girlfriend−he's intersex and his nether regions are atypical. Amping up the stress, his childhood crush who knew him as Ella appears at his show but doesn’t recognize him. With his band’s success skyrocketing, Jock longs to become a public voice for his intersex peers, yet ultimately must choose between celebrity or being true to himself.
It is the soul’s duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. Rebecca West