One Teen Story - Laura van den Berg
Many of you have probably seen that the Lit House has a subscription to One Teen Story, and so far we have received 3 issues. The first issue was “The Deadline” by Gayle Forman; second issue was “The Freshwater Mermaid” by Gregory Maguire, which most people will recognize as the author of Wicked. The third issue is by the 2012 Mary Wood Fellow, Laura van den Berg.
Anyone who has ever read a Laura van den Berg story knows that they are engaging, well written and for lack of a better word, different. My personal favorite story of hers is one titled “Mansion,” about a group of three people who live in a house that they call the Mansion. It would be better for you to read it than watch me type about it.
The story featured by One Teen Story is titled “The Greatest Escape” and I’ll let you read it rather than tell you about it.
No spoiler alerts needed in this blog post.