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Mom’s new boyfriend is creepy.

On the night of her seventeenth birthday, Raven finds out he isn’t just creepy, he’s dangerous. He leaves Raven broken and bleeding, but Mom blames her for what happened. She kicks Raven out of the house with nothing but a blanket to protect her from a frigid winter night.


As Raven struggles with the aftermath of the ultimate betrayal, she seeks solace in her imagination and with a teacher who seems to understand her situation. She ultimately discovers that her world won’t change if she relies upon someone else to do it. Real change begins within.

“. . . Sure to prompt reflection and
provocative discussions
on important issues.”

Allan Stratton, author of Leslie’s Journal.

“Not an easy story but an important one.
Compelling, powerful and engaging.”

Eric Walters, author of Power Play.

Click here to preview chapter 1.