HER BONES. HER FUTURE. HER SACRIFICE. I wish I was a normal fifteen-year-old. I have dreams that I am. Fifteen-year-old Bethany Keatley’s life is anything but perfect. Yet despite a rare bone disorder cursing her with the body of a ten year old, a dead mom, and being a target for the school bullies, things could be worse. She owes her life to her scientist father and the butterfly hormone racing through her blood. But the discovery of unexpected and horrifying side effects means her dreams of leaving the small-minded town of Springs, Georgia to become a scientist have all but shattered. Her world becomes a prison and her existence a life sentence. The only thing keeping Bethany fighting is her true love, football star Jeremiah Wright–if only he felt the same way. And now, with the clock ticking and her future uncertain, courage and the determination to survive must drive her decisions. But nature has other plans, a sacrifice for Bethany’s life. In this award-winning incredible debut, Rebecca Carpenter brings to life the haunting and twisted story of one girl and an ending that will blow your mind.
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