With her con-man father in prison, fifteen-year-old Maya sets out from Reno, Nevada, for Boise, Idaho, hoping to stay out of foster care by finding an aunt she never knew existed, but a fellow runaway complicates all of her scientifically-devised plans.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Parental rights termination; Foster care; Incarceration; Homelessness; Physical disability; Neurological disability; Mental illness; single father; death of mother; losing parental rights; foster teenager; foster home; prison; father in jail; no home; transient; homeless teenager; Tourette syndrome; depression; suicidal thoughts and/or tendencies
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Twelve to Fourteen
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011
children's home; bullying; runaway teenagers; voyages and travels; con-man father; moral dilemmas; science; Hyperthymesia
Ayarbe, Heidi, "Compromised" (2010). Diverse Families. 1820.