That middle child!

Miss Mary Bennet

We chose Mary Bennet as the main character of our second novel because of where she falls in the Bennet family. I had been doing some reading on "middle child syndrome" and it struck me as a wonderful opportunity to give a voice to those people that are so often ignored or easily swept into the background. You could say my feelings about this subject were personal, because the individual for whom I have the greatest respect and high opinion of, my dear wife, is a middle child like Mary.

The more I thought about how amazing my good wife is, therefore, the more I considered what potential there must be in the fictitious character Mary Bennet, who had the tenacity to study diligently and read extensively, something she did for the sole purpose of bettering herself. And this in the face of a family of siblings each pursuing, in one way or the other, the pleasures and advantages to be found at the time. In addition to this, Mary had the will to excel at the piano by constant practice, even without the stated advice of someone like Lady Catherine; it seems she received no encouragement from anyone in the family for that matter. I asked myself, why would Mary not improve with the passage of time? Certainly seeing the events in her family’s life would have undoubtedly caused her to think seriously about what she wanted to do herself. So I set about giving Mary a life of her own.

In the writing team of Noe and Cindy, the imagination to come up with a story is from me, but Cindy contributes the touch that makes it more worth reading. We both look forward to the release of this book in the very near future and hearing what you think of it!

You may want to read:
The Middle Child Syndrome
The Secret Powers of Middle Children
Middle Child Syndrome - keep scrolling down on this one
What are the effects of middle child syndrome?