A Kirkus Prize Finalist
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2022
A SLJ Best Book of 2022
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2022
An Amazon August Editors' pick for Best Young Adult
Sisters Cheta and Zam couldn't be more different. Cheta, sharp-tongued and stubborn, never shies away from conflict - either at school or at home, where her mother fires abuse at her. Timid Zam escapes most of her mother's anger, skating under the radar and avoiding her sister whenever possible. In a turn of good fortune, Zam is invited to live with her aunt's family in the lap of luxury. Jealous, Cheta also leaves home, but to a harder existence that will drive her to terrible decisions. When the sisters are reunited, Zam alone will recognize just how far Cheta has fallen - and Cheta's fate will rest in Zam's hands.