What's Your Story: Grace


Please share some of your background:
Originally, I am from China, but at two years old, my two wonderful adoptive parents brought me to live with them in rural Vermont. I have also an older adoptive brother, Morgan, who no longer lives at home and attends college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In August of 2019, I am going to be a high school sophomore. I work as ski instructor at a Vermont ski resort and as an intern for local non-profit. Hopefully, after college, I can serve my country as well Mitch Rapp.

When did you start reading Mitch Rapp? 
Most teenage girls occupy their time with their faces in their phones, shopping, or looking in the mirror. If they do happen to read, I wouldn't guess many of them are not reading about an undercover CIA operative who kills terrorists and the like for a living. I started the Mitch Rapp Saga in the beginning of eighth grade. My first Flynn book was American Assassin. After the first page, I knew I was hooked. I couldn't let Mitch Rapp go. Between reading A Midsummer's Night Dream and The Odyssey for school, there wasn't a thought in mind that wasn't about Mitch Rapp. Although I can't say I can relate to Rapp's story, he has served as steadfast companion to my high school experience and will remain at my side for the years to come.

Which book is your favorite/why?
Honestly, I can't confirm a favorite out of all the saga, and I don't want to prematurely declare one either. I am only halfway through the series and I'm currently waiting for Protect And Defend to arrive in the mail. From American Assassin to Act Of Treason, Transfer Of Power is at the top of my list of favorites. The constant action and endless plot twists made for an emotional roller coaster in the best way possible. As a teenage girl, I can confirm its status as an emotional roller coaster with confidence. I loved every page down to acknowledgements and the copyright!

Do you have a favorite character and why?  
Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy tie for the position of favorite character. In regards to Mitch, I admire his no nonsense attitude and drive to serve America. Patriotism never goes out of style and he knows it. He has an enviable passion that never tires. His adventures and his patriotism never get old. As for Irene Kennedy, she's everything I hope I can be as a woman. She's intelligent and there's never a situation that she doesn't handle with tact and class. Irene is extraordinarily patient, especially with Rapp and all the Washington D.C politicians. Additionally, not only does she direct the CIA effectively and efficiently, she parents her son single-handedly with her best effort. Parenting, from what I can tell, is no easy task and I'm positive that doing it alone doesn't make it any easier. Considering all their strengths, Mitch and Irene are characters that never cease to amaze me.

If you could be any character in Vince's novels, who would it be and why?
Despite how I admire and love Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy, I could never handle their responsibilities as well as they do. However, if I were ever to enter the Rapp world, I would love to be Cindy Brooks, Rapp's colleague in Act Of Treason. Brooks tagged along with Rapp and she had the opportunity to see him in his element. With that said, there's not a doubt in my mind that working with Mitch would be anything short of exhilarating and exciting.

Is there anything else you would like to share relating to Mitch Rapp, Vince or Kyle?
Thank you for all the amazing books! I can't wait to fill my future college dorm with the rest of the Mitch Rapp Saga!