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Treehugger is Book One in the YA Fantasy series, Based on a Dream. Book Two, Risktaker, will debut early 2013.

$.99 will get you a trip off this silly planet, onto new worlds, and away from the idea that we need to conform to fit in.

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For fourteen-year-old Chloe, planet hopping is a gift. Righting the wrongs of the multiverse on behalf of a mysterious life form is a privilege. Leading a double life has its perks. Being Earth-born, however, simply bites. Chloe knows she will never fit in when high school starts; that's a given. It's not like she can reveal her true self and her unusual abilities on Earth anyway. She used to be okay with that, as long as her two best friends were part of her extraterrestrial life, understanding her the way nobody else could. That was before those friends vanished. That was before some jerk displayed her underwear on his head. Now two-thirds short of feeling whole, Chloe becomes an enemy to herself just as a terrifying nemesis threatens to resurface. Can she fight through weakened skills, fearsome flashbacks, and evolving relationships to meet her future head on? Does it really matter what world you're on when trying to find yourself?

What are readers saying about Treehugger?

Excerpts from reviews:
"This book drew me in as soon as I got past the introduction and I burned through it in a few days after purchase. If Rowlings had been influenced by Lucas and focused on the character's point of view rather than taking a global perspective and colored her work with a more typical sense of teen angst than Harry's vengeance driven rage, she might have produced a work like this. Ms Alwang begins the main portion of her narrative after three lifelong friends grow together as a team of interdimensional operatives, and starts describing their lives after they are separated. By solidly depicting how they fail to function when separated, she delivers on the impact of their group dynamic through revealing the effects of its absence. This is a terrific adventure story and a great book about the loss and rebuilding of friendships." - Denis McCarthy, Amazon

"Jacondor, how I wish I were there. Treehugger is a well-written book that begs to be savored like a rich chocolate mousse. I couldn't get enough of it, and I'm afraid I've spoiled myself for other books for a while." - J. Gallagher, Amazon

"The author has great insight into not only the human mind but wildly of those not of this planet. Highly recomend this book to all not just young adult." - Linda, Amazon

"Chloe is the main character in this novel and not quite like the rest of humanity. She attends high school, but she feels like she is always on the outside looking in, not connected to the rest of her peers. She understands more than the average human and knows so much more about the universe. When she thinks about it, she doesn't know why she likes or helps the human race...leading to an intriguing story the reader may find hard to put down." - Chels, Amazon

"I read this story in less than 24 hours. I could not put it down. The fantasy world I was taken to brings me to a place I wish I could stay. I am 28 years old but totally related to the heroine. I remember feeling out of place ridiculed and isolated as does Chloe on Earth. Her alternate world was her element, my 14 yr old self had many fantasy places. This story is nothing like the Twilight-esque fantasy world many YA authors are creating. This one is a whole other world, literally. Acceptance is something humans crave and sometimes its not on Earth where we may find it. Allow yourself to escape to place where you can be whoever you want to be. I look forward to the next book and I have to say it- George Lucas watch out another visonary is here!" - Nicole, Amazon

"This book is not only heartwarming but fun. The story takes you to another world...another dimension..and holds you there to the point where you think your in that world for real. Someone should make this into a movie." - MnM31,

"I absolutely loved everything about this book! The author's writing style was amazing. She seamlessly switched from present to past tense in a way that made it so easy to follow! I also love the characters and how the perspective changed. First we feel so bad for Chloe, beginning at the slumber party, to her depression. When the perspective changes, we can see how other people feel and how minuscule her problems really are. The author jumps write into the story, but gives the background info in a way that does not sound listy and boring. Seeing the main character pick herself up both on Earth and Jacondor, and take control of her double life is amazing to read. Kea Alwang also does a great job in making it interesting, but not confusing. Her creativity is astounding and yet I never struggled to understand what was happening. I also really liked how the antagonist of the story was introduced early, but the story didn't center around him. We get to see regular life on the planets and Chloe's struggles on Earth. And then, there is the foreshadows during the novel that make you wanting for more." - Aijah,

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