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But mostly, in her secret heart, she was a butterfly, with magic wings beating hard for escape The Butterfly Girl is a tragic but hopeful story that recounts the tragic events from one woman s past which bind her to a young girl in the present Both are running from their pasts, both feel an immense amount of guilt and are tempted to give up on life, but they are compelled to keep living for their sistersCelia, a 12 year old street kid, is turning tricks to get by, lives in a fantasticalBut mostly, in her secret heart, she was a butterfly, with magic wings beating hard for escape The Butterfly Girl is a tragic but hopeful story that recounts the tragic events from one woman s past which bind her to a young girl in the present Both are running from their pasts, both feel an immense amount of guilt and are tempted to give up on life, but they are compelled to keep living for their sistersCelia, a 12 year old street kid, is turning tricks to get by, lives in a fantastical world of butterflies They are her escape from her tragic childhood and keep her safe Every day she struggles to survive the danger of life on skid row The danger intensifies when young girls start disappearing from the streets their bodies turn up days and sometimes months later in an industrial canal Celia becomes a target, but an encounter with Naomi Cottle, the child finder, changes the trajectory of her life.Naomi, a private investigator who specializes in finding missing children, first comes across Celia on skid row Naomi is roaming the streets, looking for her sister whom she left over 20 years ago when she ran away from captivity While looking for her sister, she gets caught up in the missing girls case While she feels a connection with Celia, her missing sister consumes her, putting Celia s life in danger.Celia s story, which mirrors Naomi s, is uncomfortable and hard to read Sexual and physical abuse occurs frequently There were times when I had to put this book down and clear my mind However, the parts where Celia escapes to her dream world filled with butterflies offers some relief The writing is lyrical and Denefeld s personal experiences add a layer of authenticity to the narrative Overall, this was an emotional and difficult read but the ending left me feeling hopeful I strongly recommend reading book 1 The Child Finder before reading The Butterfly Girl I received an ARC of this book from the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Naomi is an investigator who finds missing children Her sister has been missing for years and she is looking for her Naomi was separated from her when she escaped captivity, and her sister was left behind Naomi is in Oregon, Portland and there are children who are homeless and they are found living on the streets Naomi meets Celia who is a young girl and she was found living in the streets Naomi does not have a picture of her sister, not even a name She only has one memory of a strawberry Naomi is an investigator who finds missing children Her sister has been missing for years and she is looking for her Naomi was separated from her when she escaped captivity, and her sister was left behind Naomi is in Oregon, Portland and there are children who are homeless and they are found living on the streets Naomi meets Celia who is a young girl and she was found living in the streets Naomi does not have a picture of her sister, not even a name She only has one memory of a strawberry field, black dirt, under her bare feet as she ran for her life.Well I was disappointed in this one I loved The Child Finder This one lost the thrill for me I didnt feel it I really struggled with this book I even reread several parts thinking maybe I missed something Now that ending, was earth shattering I loved it It was so dark Once I hit 80%, I couldnt put it down But that was a little too late for me I felt like I was missing something before this There just wasnt really any suspense or any umph to get me to wantI dont mind a book being unrealistic in a thriller and I did find it a little unrealistic I didnt feel a strong connection with Naomi I felt that she was a totally different character in this book comparing it to The Child Finder I did find a connection with Celia s character My heart really went out to her She went through so much and it was heartbreaking No child should have to go through what Celia went through I really loved the writing style It was beautifully written This one can be read as a stand alone I think that I just had too high expectations after reading The Child Finder.I really wanted to love this one.Since I did love the ending, the writing style and liking several parts of it I am giving it 3.5 stars rounded down.This was a Traveling Sister Group Read and we all had mixed feelings.I want to Thank Edelweiss, Harper Collins, and the author for my copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review 4.5 starsLost You can be lost even when you ve been found You can make the wrong turn in life even if you re surrounded by people who love you The Butterfly Girl is the second in the Naomi Cottle a.k.a the Child Finder series It can be read as a stand alone but I highly recommend reading the first book in the series, The Child Finder first as I found it to be exceptional.In this book, Naomi is still looking for her sister while interacting with street homeless kids in Portland, Oregon 4.5 starsLost You can be lost even when you ve been found You can make the wrong turn in life even if you re surrounded by people who love you The Butterfly Girl is the second in the Naomi Cottle a.k.a the Child Finder series It can be read as a stand alone but I highly recommend reading the first book in the series, The Child Finder first as I found it to be exceptional.In this book, Naomi is still looking for her sister while interacting with street homeless kids in Portland, Oregon There she has learned that young girls have gone missing only to have their bodies found in the river some time later Naomi wants to dedicate her time to locating her sister but can t resist the pull of the homeless teens especially a teen named Celia A young teen who hopes one day to visit the butterfly museum and save her own sister Each identifies with the otherthe stories we tell ourselves havemeaning than the facts That doesn t make them lies Seeded with every myth was the emotional truth I found Denfeld s writing to be lyrical, poetic and beautifully poignant She doesn t shy away from difficult subjects and gently places them in the readers face Reading about homeless teens, crimes against children and what one needs to do to survive on the streets might be difficult, but we can t pretend these things do not exist They existthan we even know or may want to acknowledge In her acknowledgements section, she writes with admiration and love for the librarians in Portland, Oregon who cared for her when she herself was a homeless kid How public libraries and books saved her She writes from a place of familiarity and personal knowledge.Besides her deep and personal knowledge about the subjects she writes about, she writes using beautiful descriptions and imagery The words, like the butterflies, flew off the pages, flew over my head and gracefully landed back on the pages Riveting, captivating, thought provoking and suspenseful, this one had me from page one With two plot lines going on at the same time, I usually prefer one over the other but in this case, I was equally invested in both and thoroughly enjoyed how she wove them together Plus, how about that beautiful cover Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own As Henry David Thoreau said Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves Naomi is back, a brilliant investigator, a child finder, who was also tormented and lost kid, achieved to run away from her capturer but left her sister behind, now bringing the children back their homes, she also try to help herself to bring back her lost memories to find any crumble of truth about her past to find her sister.This time Naomi and her husband, partner, childhood friend from foster home helping As Henry David Thoreau said Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves Naomi is back, a brilliant investigator, a child finder, who was also tormented and lost kid, achieved to run away from her capturer but left her sister behind, now bringing the children back their homes, she also try to help herself to bring back her lost memories to find any crumble of truth about her past to find her sister.This time Naomi and her husband, partner, childhood friend from foster home helping her hold onto her life and following new traces about Naomi s sister case They decided not to get new lost cases till they find her, even they re financially struggling But their investigation crosses with the several lost girls cases whose bodies found in the river some time later Even though Naomi wanted to fully concentrate on finding her own sister, her connection with 12 year homeless girl Celia who created herself a fantasy world filled in butterflies to endure her struggling and depressingly hard life conditions as neglected abuse victim, living with the other kids on the streets, forced her to help those kids This book is really dark, suffocating, extremely realistic, even the pacing is fast enough and mysterious parts hook you from the beginning, you feel like breathless and want to take breaks for fresh air The cold facts of the foster kids lives force them to grow faster are harsh slaps hit on your face You feel shaky, emotionally unbalanced You want to scream, curse, cry and do something to change things for them You deeply feel every pain, every wound, every scar they had especially the emotional scars cannot be seen and cannot be healed throughout their entire lives Reading a book was watching a dark, thrilling, heart throbbing European movie with all gory, realistic scenes taken place at dirty, dilapidated, abandoned streets and we slowly watch the poor little children s turning into wild savages to protect themselves from the jackals who are blood thirsty for fresh preys.But I can happily say that at least the author show us the light at the end of the tunnel and give us big pieces of hope that we can hold on to get up and wipe our crying faces, lighten our blue and saddened moods Conclusion of the story made me smile, whisper several thank you to the author.Because of the heart shuddering, claustrophobic, completely dark parts pushed me lower my stars but the beautiful connection between Celia and Naomi, all those soul brushing, lyrical, amazing words and hard work and investigation about real life cases based on this book made me change my mind to give five shining, hopeful, strong, powerful stars to this book because the gifted author s fantastic job fully deserved to a genuine tribute I loved Celia s dream world which helped her getting through her painful life and protecting her from real monsters of the life This made me remember this inspirational quote Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is broken winged bird, that cannot fly No matter what happens in your life, keep on dreaming 2.5 stars I fault myself for setting my hopes and expectations too high for this sequel A disappointing continuation of the series for me.After loving The Child Finder last year, I was eager to get my hands on a copy of this book While I did find it an easy, quick and enjoyable read, it didn t come close to the enjoyment I had while reading The Child Finder The main character, Naomi, who was so strong and admirable in the first book, lacked the strength and endearing qualities I was hoping t 2.5 stars I fault myself for setting my hopes and expectations too high for this sequel A disappointing continuation of the series for me.After loving The Child Finder last year, I was eager to get my hands on a copy of this book While I did find it an easy, quick and enjoyable read, it didn t come close to the enjoyment I had while reading The Child Finder The main character, Naomi, who was so strong and admirable in the first book, lacked the strength and endearing qualities I was hoping to reconnect with She felt like less of a focus in this book which was disappointing I didn t feel anything for her The author did an excellent job creating a vivid and atmospheric look into the lives and struggles of homeless children It was an eye opening journey that had me shocked and upset for what many innocent children have to endure to survive on the streets It was heartbreaking An issue I had with the novel was that Naomi s personal mission throughout this book felt far fetched and somewhat forced The situation didn t seem plausible and therefore, I wasn t invested in that part of the storyline I know I m in the minority with my thoughts on this and a large part of my disappointment stems from me going in with very high expectations Please check out the many raving reviews for this novel before making your decision Thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an ARC to read and review Expected date of publication October 1, 2019 Lost You can be lost even when you ve been found You can make the wrong turn in life even if you re surrounded by people who love you That was what suicide was, Naomi figured It was choosing the final exit instead of another path Not because you wanted to hurt anyone, but because you feel too hopeless to find your way home There wasthan one kind of suicide, too,than one kind of leaving How many people spend their entire lives not even knowing that they have already left Lost You can be lost even when you ve been found You can make the wrong turn in life even if you re surrounded by people who love you That was what suicide was, Naomi figured It was choosing the final exit instead of another path Not because you wanted to hurt anyone, but because you feel too hopeless to find your way home There wasthan one kind of suicide, too,than one kind of leaving How many people spend their entire lives not even knowing that they have already left Children of the forgotten Harvested like the berries of the field The Butterfly Girl changed from an earlier title, The Butterfly Museum is the second in a series featuring private investigator Naomi Cottle The series opened with The Child Finder, released in 2017 Twelve year old Celia is not being held captive by a creepy perv, but she is certainly at risk She isof a throwaway child, forced into living on the street by a sexually abusive stepfather and a junkie mother, whose addiction to illegal substances and her husband s lies exceeds her love for her child, and any notion of decency But the streets were a kind of captivity, too She has two besties, Rich and Stoner, a street family of three Together they manage, picking up meals from a soup kitchen, sampling the daily delectables from dumpsters, and doing whatever is needed to bring in some cash for occasional stops at a deli, or luxuries, like bus rides They dress in the latest designer fashions from the house of Goodwill, and have found a squat that has not yet become too dangerous, by virtue of being undiscovered by dark elements, or worse, by gentrifiers Celia endures her fraught existence by imagining swarms of butterflies that offer her comfort and direction, and a heavenly image of a Butterfly Museum where she can enjoy their company in total safety Rene Denfeld image from Jane Eaton Hamilton s siteNaomi Cottle has made a career of searching for children still missing after the authorities have thrown in the towel She has a gift Well, a gift and a ferocious tenacity She understands that it takes not only insight, but several Imelda size closets worth of shoe leather to get from whereto there She has an extra bit of underlying motivation She d been held captive as a child herself, managed to escape, but not with her little sister All she can remember is running in terror, barefoot, through strawberry fields Snatches of that time come back to her in dreams, bit by bit But her sister would be in her mid twenties by now, and, really, what are the chances that she is still alive Naomi decided a year ago to focus solely on the search for her sister, that search taking her to Portland Girls, or, the remains of girls, have been turning up there in growing numbers, and Naomi is determined to find out if there might be any connection between these crimes and the taking of her and her sister Painted Lady image from Cyprus mail.comIn searching for clues to her sister s whereabouts in Portland s Skid Row, Naomi meets Celia, and feels a connection She also notices a very scarred man who seems to be lurking about Naomi follows clue after clue as the body count grows and the danger to Celia, and scores of other Portland street kids, increases Swallowtail image from FactsAboutButterflies.netOne element furthering the connection between Naomi and Celia is that, like Naomi, Celia has a younger sister she wants to save The evil stepfather is still in the scene and mom is still a junkie, making the danger to her sister a question of when rather than whether Viceroy image from WikipediaWe follow the tension of Naomi trying to have a personal life Now married to her lifetime bff, Jerome, they struggle with life issues that may sound familiar, like what are we gonna do for money since they have been exhausting their resources on Naomi s full time quest Where are we gonna live Can we put down roots somewhere, anywhere We also see flaws in Naomi, as she sometimes misses things that are right in front of her because of her obsession with finding her sister.Gray Hairstreak image from Wiki Denfeld brings to her writing a familiarity with street culture, and dark experiences She has had plenty of her own And has gotten to see much, muchin her day job as a private investigator, with particular focus on helping death row inmates She wrote a non fiction All God s Children 2007 about Skid Row life that has some very surprising conclusions In this one, I particularly enjoyed seeing how Naomi interacted with official sorts, offering information, analysis, and insight in exchange for help finding her sister, not just relying on convenient snitches to keep the lead feed rolling I grew up with a lot of trauma My stepdad was a registered predatory sex offender, for instance Much of my writing is informed by my own history, including my efforts to use my experiences to help others I m now a therapeutic foster mom and investigator as well as author I did have someone close to me disappear when I was a child It was extremely traumatic, and helps me understand when working with those who are dealing with such terrifying losses From GR s Ask the AuthorWhite Tree Nymph image from The Boardwalk.comHer other superpower is a poetic sensibility that is mesmerizing She brings to The Butterfly Girl the same appreciation for beauty, the same admiration for imagination, and the same command of language that she wielded so deftly in her prior two books She also shows times where unchecked imagination can get one into trouble Great Spangled Fritillary image from Oregon Conservation Strategy.orgDespite this being a riveting read, the notion of imagination as a saving grace, while fabulous, seems maybe a bit too similar to the mechanism the young captive used in book 1 of this series On the other hand, the notion of captivity extending to circumstances in which one may be able to physically move about, but which are still hugely constraining is perceptive and very real Another difference from prior Denfeld novels is her portrayal of the baddie Previous books offered a closer look at the humanity of the people doing awful things Although there is a bit of history presented on how the perp came to be such a twisted sort, it seemed thinner to me than thefaceted depictions of her previous bad actors image error Sagebrush checkerspot image from ButterfliesandMoths.orgOne extra bit you should take from The Butterfly Girl is the portrait of a social realm that makes it into the news maw only when someone not of the place is done in The street life of homeless Portland children is no less Dickensian for being a century and a half removed from the London he showed the world The same conditions are likely to be present in most American cities One particular gap in social service attention to younger homeless residents is surprising and rage inducing, as the kindness of the caring institutions and individuals trying help them is warming, and hope sustaining And while assaults by the better off on those down on their luck is a popular sport in the nation s capital and in many state capitals, that hostility is made personal and kinetic here Red admiral image from Insects of Alberta.comOne of the things that makes this such a resonant book is that Denfeld shows how a culture of rape and abuse can flourish when perpetrators are people of means and their targets are not Headlines about Jeffrey Epstein s long history of raping children, without being held to serious account offers a particularly relevant real world example The novel looks at how the silence of uninvolved people in the face of obvious wrong doing allows such outrages to persist, and how victims of powerful criminals cannot count on the legal system to come to their defense.White Peacock image from WikiYou will keep flipping the pages of The Butterfly Girl to see how Naomi fares on her quest, and if Celia can remain beyond the clutches of the mysterious Portland killer But as you read, you may notice that the beauty of Denfeld s writing leaves small sparkles on your hands, and in your head, bits of literary pollen that attach and nourish She remains a poet with a deep appreciation of beauty, in the world, in the imagination, and in language She possesses a gift for story telling, writing engaging characters, and shining a bright light into some very dark places If you are searching for a smart, soulful, engaging, mystery thriller, you would do well to alight on The Butterfly Girl It is a nourishing, satisfying read that is also a thing of remarkable beauty.Mardon Skipper image from Fish and Wildlife Service I had an extremely difficult childhood and every day after school I d go to the public library, which was my sanctuary I learned early about the power of story and imagination to save lives the poetry of the books became the poetry of my life, the ability to find hope even in despair In writing fiction I feel I can capture that poetry of life and the lessons I ve learned from the GR Ask the AuthorReview posted July 12, 2019Publication date October 1, 2019 EXTRA STUFFThe author s personal, Twitter, and Facebook pagesPrevious Denfeld books I have read and reviewed 2017 The Child Finder Naomi Cottle 1 2014 The EnchantedInterviews The Center for Fiction An Interview with Rene Denfeld on The Child Finder The Rumpus It s Never Too Late to be Found A conversation with Rene Denfeld by Kelly Thompson 9 4 17 Goodreads Ask the Author The Bulletin Author s dark and moving fiction is rooted in reality by Kim Himstreet July 5, 2018 While you might assume Denfeld s work and advocacy could wear her down or make her cynical, the author said in a 2017 interview with The Rumpus, The longer I ve done this kind of work, theI m in awe at the resiliency and the strength of the human spirit, and theI feel connected with the magic of the world I think the world is full of magic Kirkus Reviews Fully Booked by Kurt Andersen audio from about 33 00 about The Child Finder, but still relevant Jaggery Drunk on Ink Q A with Rene Denfield and The Child Finder by Soniah Kamal on August 7, 2018My earliest memories include running to the public library every day after kindergarten I would build walls of books and lose myself in them, and not leave until closing books were my sanctuary As a young child I especially loved fairy tales and fables Think about it Where else can someone be imprisoned in dungeons, roasted in ovens and trapped by evil and still find a way to survive Fairy tales are messages of hope for those trapped in trauma Portland Monthly Writer and Private Investigator Rene Denfeld on Portland Sexism by Zach Dundas 2015 Portland Tribune News Street life and death by Nick Budnick January 25, 2007Because in Summer 2019 GR reduced the allowable size of reviews by 25% it was necessary to move some of this review into the comment section See Comment 3 below The second in the Naomi Cottle series, this novel is easily read as a standalone As always with Denfeld, the writing is lyrical and the subject matter is difficult Sexually abused and neglected young children thrown away as trash try to live as best they can on dangerous streets Some of these kids turn to drugs and most turn tricks For eleven year old Celia hope comes from her imagination and obsession with butterflies A library is her refuge The child finder Naomi Cottle encounters Celi The second in the Naomi Cottle series, this novel is easily read as a standalone As always with Denfeld, the writing is lyrical and the subject matter is difficult Sexually abused and neglected young children thrown away as trash try to live as best they can on dangerous streets Some of these kids turn to drugs and most turn tricks For eleven year old Celia hope comes from her imagination and obsession with butterflies A library is her refuge The child finder Naomi Cottle encounters Celia as she becomes enmeshed in a search for the perpetrator of missing and murdered girls while she tries to find her lost sister Denfeld s portrayal of these street kids, the system they re up against, and their yearning resonates with authenticity and empathy &FREE PDF ⇨ The Butterfly Girl ☠ The Butterfly Girl is a riveting novel that ripples with truth, exploring the depths of love and sacrifice in the face of a past that cannot be left dead and buried A year ago, Naomi, the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children, made a promise that she would not take another case until she finds the younger sister who has been missing for years Naomi has no picture, not even a name All she has is a vague memory of a strawberry field at night, black dirt under her bare feet as she ran for her lifeThe search takes her to Portland, Oregon, where scores of homeless children wander the streets like ghosts, searching for money, food, and companionship The sharp eyed investigator soon discovers that young girls have been going missing for months, many later found in the dirty waters of the river Though she does not want to get involved, Naomi is unable to resist the pull of children in need and the fear she sees in the eyes of a twelve year old girl named Celia Running from an abusive stepfather and an addict mother, Celia has nothing but hope in the butterflies her guides and guardians on the dangerous streets She sees them all around her, tiny iridescent wisps of hope that soften the edges of this hard world and illuminate a cherished memory from her childhood the Butterfly Museum, a place where everything is safe and nothing can hurt herAs danger creeps closer, Naomi and Celia find echoes of themselves in one another, forcing them each to consider the question Can you still be lost even when you ve been found But will they find the answer too late The stories we tell ourselves havemeaning than the facts That doesn t make them liesThe Butterfly Girl is the second book in the The Child Finder series with private investigator Naomi Though it can be read as a standalone, I would recommend that you read the first book in the series, as it will tie all the loose ends Naomi, the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children, is trying to find her younger sister who has been missing for years Naomi has The stories we tell ourselves havemeaning than the facts That doesn t make them liesThe Butterfly Girl is the second book in the The Child Finder series with private investigator Naomi Though it can be read as a standalone, I would recommend that you read the first book in the series, as it will tie all the loose ends Naomi, the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children, is trying to find her younger sister who has been missing for years Naomi has no picture, not even a name The search takes her to Portland, Oregon, where scores of homeless children wander the streets She soon discovers that young girls have been going missing for a month During her search, Naomi gets emotionally attached to a twelve year old girl named Celia who is running from an abusive stepfather As danger creeps closer, Naomi and Celia find that their lives areconnected than they can imagine It s hard to rate a book like The Butterfly Girl because it s not a regular murder mystery or police procedural The Butterfly Girl is an emotional story of hope and redemption that somehow binds the lives of two unconnected but very similar individuals Both having a traumatic past and an uncertain future but both sharing an unspoken bond In a way, Naomi sees her own past in Celia s present.This story is dark, emotional and extremely realistic The author did an excellent job of depicting the lives and struggles of homeless children The many challenges they have to face just to survive every day was truly heartbreaking Denefeld s personal experiences as a street kid and now as an investigator helping sex trafficking victims have added a level of authenticity to the story making you feel emotionally connected to the kids and their struggles The writing is beautiful and poetic The writer has beautifully explored the connection between Celia and Naomi I especially loved the imagery of butterflies, used to depict Celia s dream world as her way to escape her painful life Celia is a memorable character one which will stay with you long after the story is over Celia s life, which mirrors Naomi s, is uncomfortable and hard to read at times The story has a lot of instances of sexual and physical abuse but it was dealt with a lot of empathy The mystery surrounding Naomi s sister felt a bit stretched and with too many coincidences rather than investigative work The way both the tracks merged also felt too convenient I liked the emotional story of Celia, so I would have liked if the story had focusedon Naomi Celia s story.Overall, The Butterfly Girl is an emotional and moving story I would recommend the readers to read the first part to appreciate this book better 3.5 stars out of 5 Many thanks to the publishers HarperCollins, the author Rene Denfeld and Edelweiss for the ARC This author never seizes to amaze me What great books she has written, and The Butterfly Girl, again, heartbreaking Seriously good, seriously sad and dark, but always hope A seriously good book, which I read breathlessly Amazing, shocking, beautiful, sad, all in one Like the first two books of Denfeld I read Not only an excellently written story, but the language simple and poetic Seriously impressed, seriously loved this book, the third book of this author and I rated all three 5 star This author never seizes to amaze me What great books she has written, and The Butterfly Girl, again, heartbreaking Seriously good, seriously sad and dark, but always hope A seriously good book, which I read breathlessly Amazing, shocking, beautiful, sad, all in one Like the first two books of Denfeld I read Not only an excellently written story, but the language simple and poetic Seriously impressed, seriously loved this book, the third book of this author and I rated all three 5 stars Favorite author Curious where she will go from here Continue with Naomi, the Childfinder Or a new storyline, new characters Bring it on Truly recommended Big five stars big highlight of this reading year for me The story One year ago, Naomi, the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children, made a promise that she would not take another case until she finds her younger sister all she remembers from her long ago past is a strawberry field at night, and the black dirt under her bare feet as she ran for her life The few leads that she has brings her to Portland, Oregan, where scores of homeless children wander the streets, searching for money, food and drugs Naomi soon discovers that young girls have been going missing for months, many later found floating in the dirty waters of the river Though reluctant to get involved, Naomi is unable to resist the pull of children in need and the fear she sees in the eyes of a 12 year old girl, Celia, running from an abusive stepfather and an addict mother Meantime Naomi seems to get closer toinfo about her younger sister