From the publisher:
"My name is Glory Mason, and I come from a town called Dogwood, deep in the mountains of West Virginia. It was my home, the place where I belonged. But I don’t belong anywhere now. Strange thing is, for the first time since I was cast out of Dogwood, someone wants me to belong. But all I feel is afraid. How will I make it in a big, modern school? What if I hurt my foster parents, just like I hurt my real ones? And here’s my biggest fear: Now that I’ve come this far, what if I die before I can keep my promise to Katie?"
New York: Puffin, 2003