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Buy Here   Part 2 in the Robi’s Flying Saucer Series

Saffron’s life goes on as usual. She listens to her teachers and sometimes her mother. Mostly she works at Robi’s flying saucer Drive-In and hopes Clair Villeneuve will return.

On a particular Sunday afternoon, Saffron accompanies her mother to Bonaventura high school bringing rotisserie chickens for the sisters’ luncheon. Saffron notices a peculiar monklike figure entering the basement of the school and she follows him.

The creature has brought with him, an ancient relic. He leaves it  with Sister Maris Stella but the old nun cannot hide it for long in the old library. A plan is devised and Saffron must leave Antoninio, carrying an iridescent stone with her.  A delivery is in progress and the stone is irreplaceable. The sisters in a paris convent have an old foodtruck and help saffron, fred, and Cecilia escape paris...but who else knows about the trip?  Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple, Library

"When I worked at Robi’s I must have had the metabolism of a rabbit—a skinny rabbit, not one of those overfed ones—because I ate a lot of fried foods and never topped one hundred and twenty pounds. Maybe it was all that running around. It could have just been hormones."

Saffron's life is not very adventurous, but one day her parents buy a diner. She starts working there to save money. For she has a dream. There is this new and enigmatic girl Clair in her class. Clair could be seen as the personalization of what life may have in store for Saffron. Maybe.

The book invites you to see life as it is. There is something of Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in it, or The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ by British author Sue Townsend.

Winsa's novel has its own sphere and language, as girls bring a different 'atmosphere', different codes and words.

Margriet Kemper, artist and writer

The Netherlands, June 2022

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