"The dialogue was superbly done, spot on to today's teenagers."-Readers' Favorite reviewer Paul Johnson
From the Author
Layla Dixon is probably the bravest girl I've ever read or written about. She witnesses something so horrible, yet does everything she can to protect her family, and Layla does it basically in secret.
The first book helps us get to know Layla and the Dixon family, and illustrates that the teen is definitely troubled, but nobody except her friend Carla knows why. The dedicated New Yorker is suddenly and surprisingly getting into fights at school, and is the first to support the family's move to small town North Carolina.
I must point out that although one of the book's categories is sexual abuse, there are no scenes involving this. I only lightly allude to it, and I was sure to keep things discreet and respectful for all readers. The book is warm-hearted and carries an important lesson.