Francie likes to think of herself as a pretty normal girl. Her parents are happily married. Her family lives in a nice house in Princeton, New Jersey. Her best friend lives nearby.
But having a good life isn't the same as having a perfect one. Underneath her normal life is another, harder one, full of family secrets and personal challenges. When something truly horrible happens to Francie, she takes on a secret that's bigger than any she's ever had before—and it's one she decides to keep to herself, no matter what.