Well, blow me down. I seem to have written a Young Adult novel. That's odd, since I wrote it for the entertainment of an old adult - myself! I think when the three main characters are aged between twelve and sixteen throughout two thirds of the book, it necessarily becomes a Young Adult story.
The three young people, Sylvie, her brother Gregor and their cousin Erik need to think and speak in an age-appropriate manner. That doesn't mean that I, as the author, talk down to them. They came up with some surprisingly adult concepts.
Don't you think there's something mystical about trees? No? Just me, then? They are the biggest living thing that most of us come across in our daily lives. Don't you wonder what's going on in there? Together with the three children, trees are the stars of this story. I'm still in the polishing stage but soon I'll be able to tell you more, and maybe even share the title and cover with you.