A Novel by SARAH MENDIVAL
Young kids today are looking for validation of their simple beliefs and inner values. Many kids are also going through horrible situations involving neglect, abandonment and abuse. In these times, more than ever before, children need to be introduced to stories that give them strength and a re-affirmation of values. Sarah Mendivel has done this with her debut novel, Sam’s Theory.
When stores of children suffering from pain and abuse are brought forth, they bring out courage and resilience in kids who have faced similar ordeals. ‘Sam’s Theory’ is a Young Adult novel with such therapeutic elements, written exclusively for foster youth, teens and adults with abuse histories
Fifteen-year-old Sam must run away from home to protect her life after facing horrendous abuse. She travels to the Olympic Mountains in Washington, and comes across a mysterious tree house in the woods. There she finds an old woman named Theory. Theory introduces Sam to some magic and sage advice, launching her on a healing journey. Sam now discovers her powers, but also realizes that her sister Nova too is in danger. She connects with her friends from foster care, and together the group forms a hidden camp in the forest, ‘The Orphan’s Collective’. The fate of numerous kids left behind by adults is now ready for a transformation.
Sam’s Theory is available on AMAZON
About the Author
Sarah Mendivel is a master’s level behavioral health interventionist and researcher. She has devoted her life’s work to advocating for children and teens with trauma backgrounds. Sarah was the founder of the child life publication, Light Spinner Quarterly. She enjoys hiking and motivational speaking and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest. Sam’s Theory is her debut novel.