It’s the beginning of DeDe Stanton’s freshman year of high school, and life was already craaaaaaazy! She moves to a new neighborhood and has a bike accident right before the first week of school that leaves her leg in a cast. She’s doing her best to go from invisible to popular, and her days are filled with home responsibilities, lots of schoolwork, and attempts to build a social life—just like a typical teenager.
But unlike her friends, DeDe wrestles with her family’s past. She constantly has daydreams about what used to be, and the effects of her previous experiences echo into her present. It’s amazing what adventures she finds and what adventures find her. Then, when she unintentionally reveals secrets her brother hid from the family, the changes that follow will affect the lives of everyone around her.
In this young adult novel, a fourteen-year-old girl faces the usual struggles of freshman year while also dealing with past trauma and present drama.