Not every kid grows up with that perfect apple pie life. I didn't. Elena didn't. Everything she's experienced has made her stronger than almost any grown adult I've ever known. She's intelligent in ways you don't see in a teenager - even if they're 17 years old and know it all. She's emotional, she's deep and she's wise. She's also my cousin and knowing her the way I do, I can't wait to see what storms she chases and what storms she creates.