By R.K. Ryals
Edited by Melissa Ringsted of
There For You Editing Services
Cover Design by White Rabbit Designs
I see people. The way they travel through life like a blurred stream of light. I am one of them, these people, and we’re all light blasting together from one place to another. We’re all trying to be a part of the world, and yet not be a part of it. Like we’re trying to ball the world up into our hands and hold onto it. That’s me. Trying to capture it. The world. To keep it with me awhile before it goes away.
My mom is a traveler, and she takes me with her everywhere. I am ashamed. I am proud. I want to catch her and make the world stop spinning. Maybe make it spin backwards, so that she is changed.
The worst part is the fear I see when people look at me. As if I’m her. As if I’m going to be her. I’m not. But I wish I was. Because she doesn’t see our world. She has her own, and it’s beautiful.
Her life. Her extraordinary world.
My name is Reagan Lawson, a seventeen-year-old seasoned traveler without a passport.
My life. My origami world.
His name is Matthew Moretti. Senior basketball star, handsome, and as far from my complicated world as he can get, he surprises me with his interest, with the way he pulls me into a world I didn't want any part of.
His life. His surprising world
Review by Lynn
Mental illness is not something I have experience with but that did not make the MC, Reagan, any less relatable. I am definitely familiar with making myself invisible and ignoring the whispers.
My favorite character - Matthew. Why? Because he went against the grain (with a nudge from nonna). Matthew turned out to be so much more than just a good looking jock. And he didn't save Reagan, they helped each other.
Capture the World us a beautifully written story by the amazingly talented, rip your heart out and stomp it before shoving it back in, R.K. Ryals. It shows us that we are not one sided, but multifaceted and that it is okay to live in more than one world.
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