After Jonathan and Julie's grandmother dies, they have no choice but to pack their school bags and run away from their alcoholic mother. A powerful tale of one boy's mission to protect his younger sister - no matter what the cost.
Bea thinks she's the most boring seventeen-year-old in the world. She's not pretty or popular or funny, unlike her mother who had Bea when she was The only glamorous thing about Bea is the French father who left before she was born and lives in Paris.
Creative, intelligent, nine-year-old Mina keeps a journal in her own disorderly way that reveals how her mind is growing into something extraordinary, especially after she begins homeschooling under the direction of her widowed mother.