Gem is a girl who feels that everything in life has a deeper meaning, but she doesn't know how to find it. When she saves the life of a wandering monk, she asks him to be her teacher. He refuses. But he has no choice. Gem and the monk have many adventures together, some dangerous, some humorous and all of them deeply spiritual. But who is the teacher and who is the student? Gem's story is a heartwarming novel about personal growth and two peoples' search for the infinite. Joost Boekhoven is an author, professional pianist, photographer and film maker. He writes about music, personal growth and spirituality. He lives in the Netherlands.