Mother’s Day has come and gone, but our mom theme continues to run all month long. Today’s guest author is Ey Wade. She has written a Young Adult novel full of mystery and drama. It’s called D.N.A. – Nothing Would Ever be the Same, and it sounds very intriguing. What’s also intriguing is the way Wade handled the “If Mom Told the Story” summary rewrite challenge. She did a brief summary of her novel from the perspective of three different mothers from the novel. I have to admit, my curiosity is piqued. You’ll find links to where you can find the novel below. If you enjoy what you read, leave a comment and scroll back to the other Mom summaries.
Debney Nichole Armstrong: I'm not a mom yet, but I have watched over this fellow as he's grown, *rubs protruding belly* well, almost outgrown my body. I think of all of the things we have gone through together, a trip to Italy, the horrible bullying and insults from the kids at school, the death of my family, and worse, my friends abandoning me.
Everyone makes mistakes, me, I see this baby as a blessing. He has saved me and I intend to do everything in my power to pay him back. I will be an outstanding mother, not one who stands out not bothering to come in and be a part of life.
There have been times throughout the story where I have wanted to quit, just give up, but then I think of Nicole. I can't even think of her as "mom," If I did I may follow her path and disregard the life I am carrying as valuable.
Until he arrives, I will continue doing what I am, eating the right foods, defending his right for existence to everyone giving me a hard time, planning for his birth at home, and trying not to miss Giantè too much.
Nicole Armstrong (Debney’s mother): I know people may see my actions in Debney's story as wrong and the facsimile of heartless and dysfunctional. I'm not even going to justify anything I have done. I lived for me, my joy in life, my satisfaction. After all, she wasn't supposed to be in the picture, anyway.
Mrs. De Vrie (Giantè's mother): Dont judge me. Sure, I give Debney a hard time in the story, what would you expect? What kind of mother would I be if I sat around and let a smart mouth little rich girl, destroy my baby's life? I practically raised Debney, took her on our family vacations. Let her hang around my house- for days at a time. This is how she replays us, by getting knocked up by God only knows? Well, she won't be blaming my child, Debney better think again.
As you can see, there’s a lot going on in this book. What is it all about? Here’s a summary and some places where you can find it.
-- As she approached her 18th birthday, Debney Nichole Armstrong was preparing for the beautiful future until her plans were torn to shreds. During the chaos of a romantic dinner turned teen party, Debney learned of the death of her family, slept with a few guys, and topped it all off by ending up pregnant. In one horrible night she learned her past was a fabric of lies and none of her friends were true. Yes, sometimes relationships in families end tragically. People leave; parents die, bullies come around, and lives change. But does it all have to bring out the skeletons in the closet?
What she really needed to know was:
Ey Wade is a prolific author of several books in various genres, most importantly - Beads on a String-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History. Visit http://wade-inpublishing.com to view samples.
D. G. Driver
Author of Young Adult books Cry of the Sea and Passing Notes.