|Pages/Publication Date:||208 / 2019|
|Publisher:||Schwartz & Wade|
Eleven-year-old Frances is an observer of both nature and people, just like her idol, the anthropologist Margaret Mead. She spends most of her time up on the rocks behind her house, where she can truly be herself, and she doesn't have to think about her older sister, Christina, who is growing up and changing in ways that Frances can't understand. But when the unimaginable happens, Frances slowly discovers that perhaps the world outside her rugged, hidden paradise isn't so bad after all, and in this novel for readers 9 to 12, Frances may be able to find connection and camaraderie with the people who have surrounded her all along.