Olivia Peters is over the moon when her literary idol, the celebrated novelist and muchadored local priest Mark D. Brendan, offers to become her personal writing mentor. But when Father Mark’s enthusiasm for Olivia’s prose develops into something more, Olivia’s emotions quickly shift from wonder to confusion to despair. Exactly what game is Father Mark playing, and how on earth can she get out of it?
This remarkable novel about overcoming the isolation that stems from victimization is powerful, luminous, and impossible to put down.
“A remarkable book that will speak not just to teens, but to women of all ages.” —Sara Zarr, author of National Book Award Finalist Story of a Girl
“A riveting portrayal of the corruption of power and, ultimately, the triumph of innocence.” —Francisco Stork, author of Marcelo in the Real World
"A powerful story about attention, expectations, faith, and trust. It's about the power of authority, and the abuse of that power. It's also about the love of writing, and of family and friends. Most importantly, it's about speaking up when you know something is wrong." -Bildungsroman Book Blog