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Tera is seventeen, shy, and artistically gifted. Her hero and mentor is her father, a famous graphic artist who also protects her from her depressed, overly critical mother. Tera is looking forward to going to a prestigious art school in France, but her world is turned upside down the day the police arrest her father for an unspeakable crime. Tera desperately wants to believe his arrest is a mistake, so she goes into action, searching for legal counsel and sacrificing her future at art school to help him. But under the surface of her attempts at rescue, there are rifts in Tera’s memories that make her wonder: Could he be guilty? From Kirkus Reviews [Starred Review]: “Maysonet’s … prose is unflinching as it illuminates one girl’s traumatic experience with deeply felt compassion and brutal honesty… An important book about endings, beginnings and the choice to move on.”
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