A young life torn apart-an 11 year old's attempt to deal with separation from her family, her mothers alcoholism and trying to be normal.
Lucy Gilholm is an 11 year old who takes care of everything. In a matter of weeks she has watched her mother, once her loving protector, develop a deep debilitating addiction. With her mother in a downward spiral it is up to her to take care of her two younger sisters and keep the peace between her older sister and her mom.
Lucy’s life because more difficult when social services gets involved and she is uprooted from her home and placed into a horrible foster home. She tries to cope with her new life, taking no action for fear of the consequences until she is pushed too far. She tells everyone about her struggles and is eventually removed from that home and put into a better one.
This book follows Lucy on her journey from living with her alcoholic mother, through the foster care system and finally to unification with her mother 8 months later.