In my experience, teens and young adults usually journal in ways that reflect an inward vision – writing about how they see their personal experience and inner world of wishes, fears, frustrations, and wonderings. Erin’s writings are unusual, as you say, because they so often reflect the experiences of someone who is looking outside and speaking to others in a way that responds to what someone else might be feeling. This uncanny and intuitive empathy is one of  the most cherished gifts Erin offers the reader.

—Paul M. Kline, PhD
Professor of Clinical Practice
School of Social Work
Boston College