Instead of 8th grade in Eugene, Oregon, I’m traveling around the world with my twin brother Zach and our parents. They are history professors at the University of Oregon and are working together on a book about famous sites in faraway places.

That’s what brought us to India and to the Taj Mahal. Before we left home, I wasn’t sure about spending an entire year with just my family. I knew I’d miss my BFF Anna and my three cats – Napoleon, Kooter, and Flash, whom I just adore.

 I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up, and already volunteer every week at the Greenhill Humane Society.

 I also love hanging out at the mall (duh!) Wasn’t sure how I’d get along without that. Do they even have malls in India?!!
But as soon as the sights of India hit me, I was sooo excited to be there! Cows, monkeys and even elephants all over the place!

Oh yeah, and hanging out with our new friend Sushil made things really exciting for me. He’s the coolest guy ever!

Then something unbelievable happened. Zach, Sushil and I were handed a magical book – and were thrown back in time!