"Exquisitely written . . . steeped in emotional clairvoyance." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
Plum Coyle is on the edge of adolescence. Her fourteenth birthday is approaching, when her old life and her old body will fall away, and she will become graceful, powerful, and at ease. Or so she desperately believes. Instead, over the next couple of weeks, the older brothers she adores court catastrophe in worlds that she barely knows exist, while Plum’s friends, her worst enemies, tease and test, smelling weakness. A powerful tale about the shifting bonds and psychological perils of adolescence.