What begins as a high school senior’s search for pictures from her early childhood leads to uncovering facts that her mother never divulged, Jules learns that she spent nineteen months of her first year living with a foster family. Her mother has been emotionally unable to discuss the time and situations that led to Jules’ foster care and Jules embarks on a mission to find the family and to reconnect with them. At a tender time in her life when she is close to graduating and embarking on four years of college, the edges of Jules’ life begin to fray and unravel when she develops feelings for her foster brother-not anything he wants or desires. To him, she will always be his sister. But to Jules, so far removed from living with his family, her connection to him is not on a family/related level.
The reader sees the development of Jules as a teen, struggling with emotions, hurt and heartache as she grows into less a teen and more a young woman.