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This Seattle teen wrote and published her first book during quarantine

"Just For You" has been a concept for years, but during quarantine, Vangie Laufert finally had extra time to get the story together and published. #newdaynw

While many teenagers spent the early days of the pandemic quarantine making videos on TikTok or playing video games, one Seattle teen spent her extra hours at home writing a novel.

Evangelina "Vangie" Laufert is the author of "Just For You", a fiction novel based on the trials and tribulations of being a teen. She discusses where the idea for the book came from and how she is making her dreams of becoming a writer a reality. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: Amy Marshall has the picture-perfect life, and she intends on keeping it that way. As soon as junior year starts, it's clear that things are going to be very different. She's matured since this summer, hoping to catch the eye of her best friend and next-door neighbor, Holden. After a huge fight that ends their friendship, she finds herself being blackmailed by the school's "player" who seems to be hiding a dark secret about her brother's past. A rekindling romance with an old friend leads her down a dark rabbit hole of self-doubt and guilt when she realizes she hasn't changed as much as she thought she did. When her twin brother's mental health deteriorates and slips out of the house in the middle of the night, she's forced back into the company of the one person she swore out of her life forever. This trip, however, may hold all the answers she needs to the reasoning behind her brother's strange behavior. 

Segment Producer Amity Addrisi. Watch New Day Northwest 11 AM weekdays on KING 5 and streaming live on KING5.com. Contact New Day.   

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