"I wonder if mother would be the same without him. I wonder if she's like that with me because of him. But I can't think like that. This is not about him. This is about father. Mother hates me because of Father."
Alice Rachel is extremely kind to give us this novella! This is basically how Stephen became the man he is today and why he is so angry.
We get to see how Stephen's mom treated him and Chi. She definitely does not treat them fairly. We also get to see what the whole deal was with Chi, Stephen, and Willow! It really surprised me and was not what I expected. The behavior of Stephen's parents also surprised me! Alice Rachel also shows us a glimpse of the day that Chi's family disappeared from his life.
I really enjoyed this novella! It was short, sweet, and to the point. It definitely adds to the story. I feel like a lot of novellas out there are either super awesome or not important at all. Losing Ground was one of those awesome ones! If you read and enjoyed Under Ground, then you need this novella in your life!