Teachers at Northeast Middle School have no trouble describing eight-grade student author Christiarya Boyd.
"She’s a very deep thinker, and she loves to read, and even if there is any downtime in the classroom, she’s either reading or writing or drawing, she’s very, very gifted.” Said, Tiffany Lightsey Northeast Middle School teacher.
“She has a very sensitive nature, and I think she’s equipped to write about real life humans situations, and very mature for her age.” Said, Robin Hall Northeast Middle School teacher.
Boyd has recently published her first book titled “Trade Land” and believes her imagination comes to life in her writing.
“I like to read, and I believe that it’s a God-given gift because my mom has actually written a book and my sister she’s good at things like that, so I think it just came naturally.” Said, Christiarya Boyd Northeast 8th grade student.
One theme in Boyd's book is loss.
“My book is about two orphan girls that go to an orphanage; they are abandoned, and they don’t’ know who they are;they think they’re nothing, and they go to a different world, and they go through a lot of things that they have: a lot of obstacles and they fulfill those obstacles, and they find out who they are.” Said, Christiarya Boyd Northeast 8th grade student.
Boyd hopes her readers will find hope in the story.
“When you’re in a bad situation, don’t think that you can’t come out of it; because there is always good at the end.” Said Christiarya Boyd Northeast 8th grade student.
Boyd says it took months before she finally got her story published.
“It took a while because I actually wrote it in the summer, but I’m just now getting it published, but I think it went well, and it is self-published.” Said, Christiarya Boyd Northeast 8th grade student. .
Many have already received Boyd's book since its publish date.
“I actually just received a copy of her book last week.” Said, Tiffany Lightsey Northeast Middle School teacher.
“I’ve read the book, I think it’s wonderful, and I feel like it speaks to middle school students whom I teach." Said,Robin Hall Northeast Middle School teacher.