Tragedy strikes in a small Adirondack town in upstate New York. When Jess’s mother dies in a freak accident, she and her brother are devastated. Now, as they struggle to deal with their own grief, their father begins to fall apart.
And there are other problems – the problems that come with navigating everyday middle school drama.
Jess is determined to get Dad back on track. Armed with lessons learned in middle school and from her mother, she attempts to help everyone – except herself.
Can Jess overcome her own grief to keep up her grades, maintain friendships, and handle the sudden attention of her long-time crush? This emotionally charged tale will have you cheering for the family to get back on track, and wondering if that’s is even possible after losing someone so important in your life.
“A+++ story. I cried. When is the second book coming out?”
Hollie, Grade 8
“A beautiful, heartwarming story. Will Jess, Colin, and their father come to terms with the tragedy in their past or hold onto their painful memories?”
Camilla, Grade 7
Also by DJ Renner
The Adventures of Silas Freethorn: A Puritan Tale
Available at djrennerbooks.com