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You seem to use her and she a bit too often. It’s not too noticeable but it could do with some editing. For example in the first sentence you write “her padded feet” her just writing padded feet would be enough as you use “she walked later on”
Again you write “cookies she and her mother made together”.You could just write cookies they made together and virtually no impact would be lost. Writing too plainly, i.e. spelling things out for the reader can make writing come across as puerile.
The writing seems to be a bit rambling, Evannah seems to be lonely. You mention this again and again but there’s no real sentence variation, which makes it a bit boring to read.
You also mention the backstory. Personally I’d just spend one sentence on it. It feels a bit too soon to bring it up. There’s plenty of time to slowly reveal the past in the other chapters.
The tense itself is fine, as is the 3rd person point of view. Some sentences are grammatically incorrect. A quick reread and edit would easily solve this.
If you are having problems with writing flow, I’d suggest rewriting each chapter at least twice, the second rewrite slows time for sprucing up all the technical aspects of writing.

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Fingertips of fear seems like very odd wording, I think something else maybe tendrils would be a better choice
“Of lost eyes missing hope” seems extremely out of place
The problem I feel with your poem is that the verses read like individual phrases, there doesn’t quite seem to be a link in between them.
Poetry should flow seamlessly from one idea to another. Though your main ideas are good the transitions are very abrupt and jarring

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The tense seems to be a little off. If the superlative “ luckiest” is used, then the neighbour “ unfortunate” must also follow the superlative form i.e.“ most unfortunate”.
The issue is that there are dozens to tiny grammatical errors littered throughout. These negatively effect the writing’s flow making it clunky.
The main character is a confusing mixture of self congratulatory thoughts and complaints.
Some sentences are just too plain such as, “I go to my closet that had my clothes in it”. It’s obvious that a closet would have clothes in it and thus entirely unnecessary to explicitly state it for the reader.
The action sequence is somewhat interesting, but some of the dialogue is too melodramatic.
The ending of the first chapter was quite well crafted. I enjoyed the main characters frustration at being considered a hero.

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