Emily, aka Abby, has a complicated personality, with an equally complicated family life, and more so after her father is blamed for a nuclear reaction accident, that caused the death of 19 people including both her parents.
Without immediate or extended family where they live, Emily is evacuated with the rest of the community without money or possessions. Afraid to reveal her identity among strangers since her father is blamed for the disaster, Emily continually re-invents who she is to remain anonymous.
Emily is 16 and homeless, forced to do just about anything she must to survive. Readers will have to decide if confronted with similar circumstances, whether they would do the same.