Gem and Dixie are sisters who have always stuck together and looked out for each other while their drug addicted parents made bad choices. Now, seventeen-year-old Gem has an opportunity to leave that life behind and start fresh on a stable life -- but will she have to lose Dixie to get it?
Beautifully told, heartbreaking and inspiring at points. Sarah Zarr gets an A+ for adopting a believable teen voice. Highly recommended.