Some families you’re born into, some you have to find for yourself
Sarabeth Silver knows that her mom is different. Jane Silver is younger, prettier, harder working, and poorer—making just enough money cleaning houses for her and Sarabeth to live in a little trailer. It’s always been just the two of them, but when tragedy suddenly strikes, Sarabeth will have to figure things out on her own.
Sarabeth has never known either of her parents’ families, who refused to help when Jane got pregnant at sixteen. Is it worth trying to find them after they rejected her parents so long ago? She knows her friends would be willing to help, but how can she lean on them when what she really wants is the open hearts of relatives she’s not even sure exist? And if they are out there, how will they feel about Sarabeth after all these years?
"Exploring the aftermath of a family tragedy, this contemporary problem novel provides the intense psychological drama Mazer fans crave," wrote PW. "The strength of this novel lies in its intimate recognition of the way adolescents think and feel." Ages 10-up.