#3 was the clue. Of course, there's always camping. I’d say I’ve been drawn to forests since I was a child, like many of you. My daughter likes to find things I like – purple flowers, columbines, nasturtiums? Actually, she’ll call every flower she finds by the same title. Flowers are her friends, like her dolls and animals, who get the exciting names of Dolly, Bear, and Horse. Perhaps it’s time I give her more creative ideas, eh? She has begun branching out, like Bonnie Bunny...she’s obviously hit the stage we call ‘alliterative’.
The hints were as follows: 'purple' to indicate the cover color; 'forest' to indicate how the MC had to go into the forest to challenge herself; alliteration leading to Paris Pan; 'friends' dealing with Paris's challenge to make friends (this is one Cheryl found that I had forgotten I put in there); and the last one, which I didn't expect anyone to find (and they didn't): I spelled out Cynthea's name with the first letter of the last word in each sentence ;) No, I won't be doing that every time -- but it will happen at least one more time, so if you notice that something seems to have funny words in it (or is worded strangely), that's a good indicator that I'm putting in something along those lines.
Thanks for playing! I know this week was hard, because you had no idea what types of clues I'd put in...next week will probably be quite a bit easier (though I might have to make it more challenging so it's not too easy, right?). Remember, all the clues have to fit one book :)
Have a great weekend!