fighting bullying one novel at a time
An award-winning novel about bullying, survivor guilt, and
the collateral damage of family secrets.
Every secret has a price.
Amy Becker's mother holds a dark secret. In fact, her whole past is a secret. All Amy knows it that her mother came from Germany—and that her mother doesn't love her. That icy voice. Those rigid rules of how to eat, dress, walk, talk, and think. No matter what Amy does, no matter how much she follows the rules, she just can't earn her mother's love.
But everything changes that summer of 1963, when fourteen-year-old Amy is sent to Camp Takawanda for Girls. Takawanda, where all the rules get broken. Takawanda, where mean girls practice bullying as if it were a sport. Takawanda, where Amy's cousin unveils the truth about Amy's mother, setting in motion a tragic event that changes Amy and her family forever.
Perfect for all book groups –– adult and teen.
Ages 12 and up.