By: Amy Harmon
Available: June 15, 2015
Cover by: Hang Le
She said I was like a song. Her favorite song. A song isn’t something you can see. It’s
something you feel, something you move to, something that disappears after the last note is
I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since.
Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as
a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was
something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline,
it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming
crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood.
For me, heaven was the octagon.
Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I
knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room,
people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancer’s posture unyielding, her
chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few
who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized
she wasn’t normal, they hurried away. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first
thing I saw?
If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the
power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted
to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most
important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.
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Amy Harmon is a USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at
an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time
between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of
wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain
her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now
being published in several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl
from Levan, Utah.
Amy Harmon has written seven novels – the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces
and Running Barefoot, as well as Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory,
Infinity + One and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her newest
release, The Law of Moses, is now available. For updates on upcoming book releases,
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