JULIA LIVINGSTON-BANES is an all-star cheerleader, glued to her cell phone, loves hanging out in malls, the latest in fashion and make-up, Britney Spears Sightings, and Black Eyed Peas. She also loves her BFF Kellie but wishes Kellie would stop trying to get her to believe in “otherworldly” stuff.

“I think life is supposed to be great but most times it sucks and then we die and that’s the end of it. That’s all I know and if there’s more I sure as day don’t want to waste my precious time figuring it out. At least not as long as I am busy with figuring out the things I can see,” she added defiantly, “like how to get my parents back together? Now that’s something I would like to know.”

Though she tries to put on an above-it-all face for the world, she’s been suffering over her parents’ divorce, which she blames on her workaholic mom. And now her mom’s forcing Julia to spend the summer on her grandmotherʼs country estate in backward Cedarwood Ridge, 30 miles away from the nearest mall, and way too much in the middle of some serious otherworldly stuff.

For once her mom had not exaggerated. John did look kind of cute in a backward sort of way. Nothing a trip to the mall couldn’t fix. Add an earring and a stick-on tattoo and she wouldn’t mind being seen with him at all.


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About The Journeys of John and Julia

Secretly guided by a magical collective of superbeings called The Twenty-Two, a pair of teens crack open the door to another reality—and unwittingly awaken the sleeping beast of their nemesis-to-be, the beyond evil Niem Vidalgo Oten.

Parents, Teachers and Librarians

Perfect for children age 10 and up, for teens, and for adults of all ages. There is no violence in this book, and there are many profound life lessons for kids, adults, and parents.

Notes From The Twenty-Two