Caitlin E.J. Meyer
Emily Lindstrom, 14, is an aspiring concert violinist; she’s spending the summer practicing for a big audition while her girlfriends are at camp. She’s also got a thriving neighborhood business: for 50 cents, she’ll keep your secret. Her mother is very pregnant, and her parents seem more concerned about the new baby than anything Emily cares about. A new family moves in next door; their son, Philip, 12, becomes Emily’s friend. Eventually, the weight of Emily’s secrets – her own, the ones she’s keeping professionally, and a secret Philip tells her, send her life temporarily crashing down.
A couple on the brink of ending their marriage spend a weekend in different cities. After a cataclysmic event strikes, the husband embarks on a physical and emotional quest to return home as a nation prepares for the worst.
Nowhere to run…Nowhere to hide. After two teen girls cruelly impersonate her online in a reverse cyber bullying plot, Ashley s reputation is ruined. She and her mother, Julie (a high school teacher), are ostracized, forcing them to flee an escalating threat to their lives. Starting over in a new town and school, romantic interests and the poignant lessons from Kevin, an eccentric history teacher, draw them out of seclusion. However, when the past catches up with Ashley, she draws on what she s learned from Kevin s history lessons, giving her strength to stand tall rather than giving in to the bullies that torment her. With the support of her mother and new found friends, Ashley confronts her painful past, using the very tools of social media and technology that originally hurt her to expose lies and spread the truth.