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Following an especially abusive incident involving her alcoholic father, eleven-year-old Madelyn enters foster care, where she finds herself with a well-intentioned but very rigid pastor’s family. Initially submissive and placating, she eventually steps out in strength to confront the circumstances that put her there. Bolstered by her own strong opinions and natural spunkiness, she rebels against her foster parents and seeks out a friendship with the art teacher at her new school. There she finds a safe place to deal with her intense feelings of terror, anger, shame, and abandonment. The events leading up to the placement, as well as the placement itself, challenge all of Madelyn’s preconceived notions of how the world, including God, ought to work. With the support of her teacher and her own determination, Maddie begins to make the hard choices in life that will enable her to break out of the cycle of domestic abuse.