Fifteen-year-old Sophie sees her move to Victoria as a chance to start over and leave her old self behind. She is soon drawn into the orbit of the charismatic but troubled Zelia. As their friendship develops, and Zelia's behavior becomes increasingly self-destructive, Sophie struggles to maintain both the friendship and her own sense of self. Then Sophie meets Max. At first, Max seems to be Zelia's opposite: direct, straightforward and sure of herself. But this new friendship brings its own unexpected challenges and confusion, and Sophie slowly starts to realize that friendships are a place in which one can both lose and discover oneself.
Robin Stevenson is hopelessly addicted to reading, writing and traveling. She has spent time in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and South East Asia. She also sailed a boat down to the Bahamas and back. When she isn't making up stories, Robin works as a social worker and university instructor and lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her partner and three-year-old son.