Evie Thomas is not who she used to be. Once she had a best friend, a happy home and a loving grandmother living nearby. Once her name was Toswiah.
Now, everything is different. Her family has had to leave Colorado and change their identities. Her defeated father spends his days sitting at the window. Her mother has suddenly found religion. And her only sister is making secret plans to leave.
Evie finds herself in a city where the kids aren't friendly and the terrain is as unfamiliar as her name. It seems like she has nothing to hold on to anymore, and she struggles to figure out who she is and what's important to her in a world that's been turned upside down.
Jacqueline Woodson weaves a fascinating portrait of a courageous young girl coming of age who is forced to reinvent herself and reimagine her future.
For ages 11 to 14.
(From the Teen Mystery and Suspense shelf.)