Sophie is in a lot of trouble. She is on probation for stealing and is doing poorly at school. Her mom doesn't really talk to her, and the other adults in her life are pressuring Sophie to talk about her bruises. Sophie worries that if she tells, she will be sent to live in a group home. Her friend Jujube is the only person who knows the truth, and now Jujube, too, wants Sophie to speak up.
Beth Goobie is the award-winning auther of books for young adults, including Before Wings, The Lottery, and Sticks and Stones. Beth lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.