17 year old Young Adult Fiction Writer, Randall Barnes proves that positive, realistic and moral driven writing outweighs age and experience. The internet radio personality, public speaker and mentor who currently resides in Macon, GA,penned his first novel, ‘The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson,’ and garnered over 44,000 reads on Wattpad.com in just 10days to universal acclaim.
He writes for the popular news website Urban Intellectuals,the relationship blog ‘Courting Her’ and literary blog ‘Straight, No Chaser.’ Randallis also the author of the eShort Riverview High: Circumstances, which hit number #2 on the Amazon charts in the week of its debut.
Randall is currently a senior at William S. Hutchings College & Career Academy. Along with being a talented writer, he also has the gift of public speaking and won first place in the FBLA Region 5 Public Speaking Competition in January of 2013. Randall also was also the first student in history to represent Hutchings in the Rotary Club Speech Contest. The best has yet to come for this young man. Look out!
As he takes his first book live on Amazon, many predict that he has a bright future in writing ahead of him. Here is the summary to his first book, The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson.
Meet Aaliyah Anderson, a beautiful, intelligent, ambitious thirteen-year-old young woman ready to take over the world. With her mom being a superstar broadcast journalist and her older brother Damon being an acclaimed writer and star sports player. Aaliyah lives a fantastic life.
She quickly learns that her good life, doesn’t separate her from life’s problems. She has to deal with tons of hardships and avoid many obstacles along her path to achieving her short term goal of finally making itto high school and what she feels will bring her closer to her dreams of being a CEO of a company.
Aaliyah has to deal with overwhelming family issues such as the divorce of her parents and the result of her “father’s” unfaithfulness, infidelity, and a family secret that turns her world upsidedown.
As if her family wasn’t messed up enough, her eleven-year old brother turns to the streets and joins the Eastside Rydahz, one of the most notorious gangs in the city. Her eldest brother Jeffery, or high-ranked Rydah808, hates everything about Aaliyah and she doesn’t understand it. All Aaliyah wants is to have the ideal loving, united family and it hurts her that their situation is seemingly fractured beyond repair.
To make things even more pressing, she lives in the ruthlesscity of Willowsfield, statistically the #1 most dangerous city in America,where senseless community violence is the norm and life expectancy is low. With the pressure to succeed and make it out of the ditch that Aaliyah calls her hometown, she still has to deal with more problems that test her patience. With its realistic characters, life-likesetting and dynamic message, The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson is entertaining and a sure fire conversation starter on what people need to do as a generation.
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