Davey has never felt so alone in her life. Her father is dead — shot in a holdup — and now her mother is moving the family to New Mexico to try to recover.
Climbing in the Los Alamos canyon, Davey meets the mysterious Wolf, who can read Davey's "sad eyes." Wolf is the only person who seems to understand the rage and fear Davey feels.
Slowly, with Wolf's help, Davey realizes that she must get on with her life. But when will she be ready to leave the past behind and move toward the future? Will she ever stop hurting?
Davey's lonely struggle to come to terms with the killing, her everyday conflicts with her well-meaning but aggravating aunt and uncle, her impatience with her mother, who finally breaks down and then withdraws from the family, her scorn for the "nerd" physicist Mom dates on her way to recovery, her concern for a high-status but alcoholic school friend, and her assessment of the social structure at the Los Alamos high school - all this takes on a poignancy and a visible edge we wouldn't see had Davey (or Blume) remained in New Jersey. -- Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||12 and up|
|Publication Date||Apr 13, 2010|
|Publisher||Delacorte Books for Young Readers|