Seventeen-year-old Emily's world crumbles when her boyfriend dumps her. On top of that, a number of shocking family secrets rise to the surface and threaten to tear her beloved family apart. Even her best friend seems to have deserted her. But then along comes Leo, a troubled classmate who becomes an ally when Emily most needs one. Leo, however, has his own challenges to face. Deserted by his dad, he struggles to be both mother and father to his little sister while his mom battles her alcohol addiction. Now Emily must find the strength to rise above her own troubles and support Leo as his home life careens out of control.
With incredible insight into the teenage psyche and speckled with pitch-perfect humor, Sylvia Gunnery has created an absorbing story of two teens on the brink of disaster who find solace in each other.
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Published September 1, 2012
by Pajama Press.
Young Adult, Children's Books.