Readers are introduced to a sweet, innocent Belinda. Her mother does the best she can by her child, but the streets and bad choices have a stronger pull. Belinda is placed with a "stable" family, and this is where her melody goes awry.
What I enjoyed most about the story is that Pauls gives readers a true depiction of how generational choices affect our decisions; she didn't sugarcoat the journey. She also made me reconsider how I see someone who may appear rude, short, or mean. We never know what a person has endured or why they respond with snarkiness. Kudos to Pauls for delivering a heartfelt story.