Victoria Parker knew her dad's behavior toward her was a little unusual, but she convinced herself everything was fine—until she found herself locked out of the house at 3:00 a.m., surrounded by flashing police lights.
Now, dumped into a crowded, chaotic foster home, Victoria has to tiptoe around her domineering foster mother, get through senior year at a new school, and somehow salvage her college dreams . . . all while keeping her past hidden.
But some secrets won't stay buried—especially when unwanted memories make Victoria freeze up at random moments and nightmares disrupt her sleep. Even worse, she can't stop worrying about her stepsister Sarah, left behind with her father. All she wants is to move forward, but how do you focus on the future when the past won't leave you alone?
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I loved it!!!!
I really enjoyed reading this book. I couldn’t put it down at all. I really liked how the story unfolds and how the main character has to go through a process to be able to come to a big realization. It definitely pulled at my emotions and messed around with my deepest feelings. The fact that this fictional story is based off of the sad reality that many young people have to go through is truly inspiring. It poked at my interest and it gave me a peek at what foster care can be like. Of course, every situation is different and can vary. The way that this book brings consciousness to abuse, suicide, and foster care is truly astonishing. I definitely recommend people to read it. Amazing job Nikki Barthelmess!!