Maya's Notebook follows the journey of 19 year-old Maya after she falls into a life of drugs, addiction and crime. To rescue her from her habits her grandmother sends her to live in a remote Chilean village with the native people, the Chilote. Maya journals her extreme journey from Berkeley, California to her life with the Chilote in this beautiful story.A coming of age story that captures a very gritty world of a drug addict. Isabel Allende is the best selling author of 11 novels. In 2012, Isabel was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.