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Thirteen-year-old Jewel has been maintaining her existence jointly ever given that her older sister, Charmaine, abruptly left domestic with out forwarding deal with. She attempted to discover Charmaine as soon as, yet that in basic terms introduced her family members to the eye of the police. Now Jewel retains her head down in school, takes care of her special-needs brother in addition to she will, attempts to guide away from her mom and dad and their shady friends.
Until one in every of her father’s buddies comes into her bed room at evening, and eventually Jewel is aware why Charmaine needed to go away domestic. quickly she is at the run herself, hiding out in a cabin within the nation, scared of being came upon, afraid that social prone will strength her to come to her kinfolk. whilst her nutrition runs out, she returns to city the place she percentages upon a brand new position to dwell — the cabinet of the artwork room at school.
Jewel rigorously eases into her new existence, heading off the attention of lecturers and caretakers, babysitting within the afternoons for additional money. It seems to be strangely effortless to reside less than the radar if you have perfected the artwork of being virtually invisible.
That is, till Jewel’s classmates, Maya and Lily, detect her washing her hair within the women’ washroom in class and making breakfast within the lunchroom. they're wanting to support her, they usually take her on as their venture, kind of just like the Barbie dolls that they rescue from backyard revenues and fix to promote on the web. They locate her areas to sleep, repair her hair and cloth wardrobe — while they can’t really comprehend her terror, or why she is so petrified of looking grownup aid. however the ladies support preserve Jewel and her mystery secure — till they now not can.
Told within the alternating voices of Maya and Jewel, it is a thought-provoking and relocating tale approximately loyalty, privilege, preserving secrets and techniques, and what it skill to be an excellent friend.
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