Braving Stars A Becoming Human Novella by Amy Michelle Carpenter Genre: YA Science Fiction
Ahs is the one they call "coward girl".
But ever since she was young, she has dreamed of joining the ranks of the guardians, powerful protectors of weaker planets. With the help of a loudmouthed friend and fueled by a haunting memory, Ahs enters the Academy's selection process; a grueling series of unusually difficult tests and trials meant to see if she has what it takes to become a guardian-in-training. When a new danger arises that threatens Ahs standing at school, she must decide which is more important--acceptance of others or true courage.
From the universe of Becoming Human comes this short story about one girl's quest for bravery, for fans of Skyward and Enders Game.
Amy Michelle Carpenter is a developmental editor with Eschler Editing and a professional blogger. She's written hundreds of blogs and news articles for local and national companies. She also has a children's story in an anthology.
As the daughter of an Army officer, she grew up traveling the country and has lived by sandy beaches, southern woods, towering cities, and the rocky mountains. Now, she resides in the countryside of Tooele, UT with her husband and baby girls. She enjoys seeing what wildlife and farm animals dare venture into her yard only to be chased by her toddlers. Wherever family is is home.