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Kendra Olson

I questioned several of the story events, such as having absolutely everyone walk out on Kya. If Kya hadn’t had quite so many siblings, I might not have questioned it so much, but because she lived with so many people, it felt a little convenient to me. It seemed like the writer really wanted to write about what it would be like to experience nature from the perspective of a very young child. In order to get Kya to that point, she had to have everyone leave her. However, I didn’t fully buy their motivation for doing so (or all of their characters).