- 282 p. ; 20 cm.
- "Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize - Best First Book"--Cover.Previous ed.: 2007.Ten-year-old Jennifer Day lives in a small mining town full of secrets. Trying to make sense of the sudden death of her teenage sister, Beth, she looks to the adult world around her for answers. As she recounts the final months of Beth?s life, Jennifer sifts through the lies and the truth, but what she finds are mysteries, miracles, and more questions. Was Beth?s death an accident? Why couldn?t Jennifer?or anyone else?save her? Through Jennifer?s eyes, we see one girl?s failure to cross the threshold into adulthood as her family slowly falls apart.