This felt just like her adult books however, the steamier scenes were fade to black. If you loved the Queen’s Gambit you’re going to love this story. It reminded me a lot of the grit of the series mixed in with family, love and lots of life lessons. Mal, her sisters and her Mom are struggling to make ends meet. Mal shoulders a lot of the burden and doesnt see how it could get better. However, when she finally gets to play chess again, all the pieces start falling into place. Delving into the world of professional chess, it’s a personal journey for Mal to figure out how what she wants.