Tackling topics such as puberty, suicide and hope, this story centers on Sammie Tucker, a 12-year-old in a small Texas town. Her mother is deeply depressed, and Sammie worries about everything. The situation turns even darker when her mother suddenly commits suicide. Frightened and sad, Sammie wonders if she also may be mentally disturbed, but soon finds her hope comes from God, who can restore her to a good life. This is a page-turner, keeping readers hooked with realistic characters, descriptive scenery and fast-paced action.