A teenage girl dealing with her father's prolonged absences as he works far from home. A teenage boy facing his fears as he prepares to tell his family that he is gay. These are just two of the heartfelt true-life stories covered in this engaging book. In these first-person accounts, readers are offered a glimpse into the lived experience of young adults confronting issues including adoption, divorce, and illness. Written in clear and compassionate prose, this insightful book captures what it means to be a young adult grappling with these important matters.