Sounds like a pretty bright 8 year old — he knows what a preface is and how to use perhaps. Every now an then, an apple falls from the tree on the hill, and rolls far, far away from whence it came. But, for the most part, apples generally don’t fall too far from the tree. Know what I’m saying? Sure you do. I’d go with your gut.
Also? Add an image to the top of your stories — stats here show that posts with an image get more readers. Hope you’ll be sharing more of your writing here. :)