i just finished reading the book and it's absolutely amazing

Current emotional status: Overwhelmed

always-ree  asked:

*SPOILERS* Hi Carrie, I've just finished reading On the Other Side and absolutely loved it! It's an amazing book, well done :) I just wanted to ask, how did Evie take out her literal heart and grow the tree? Also her drawings turning into glass and using Little One to write on also boggled me. Did she have supernatural powers?

Hello!

So glad you enjoyed it! 

To answer your question: Evie doesn’t have supernatural powers. It’s just magical realism. Magic in a realistic and mundane setting that is accepted as the norm by those around it. <3 My favourite magical realism book (and favourite book of all time as it happens!)  is ‘All My Friends Are Superheroes’ by Andrew Kaufman. I’d recommend giving it a go! 

xxx