Seventeen-year-old Kaitlin Malone was born to hate the Crutchfields.
The hatred her family has harbored for generations is the one thing she can count on--and the very thing she believes will sustain her now that her father has been imprisoned for murdering Robert Crutchfield.
But then Kaitlin stumbles on a rare opportunity to walk in the enemy's shoes and what she discovers rocks the foundation of her entire world.
2004 Winner of the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Best book 2001 Society of School Librarians International Young Adult Choice 2003 International Reading Association Texas TAYSHAS List 2002-2003 2003-2004 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Master List
Readers and critics say . . .
"Fans will be glued to this weepy tale of love and deception. Irresistible." –Booklist
"A gripping novel about hatred and truth." --St. Louis Post Dispatch
"Believable characters . . . a good book to use to talk about points of view and perspectives . . . fast moving . . . " –School Library Journal
"Can forgiveness exist? That's the question at the root of this well-written and readable modern parable." --Children's Literature Review, Kathleen Karr
" Teen romantics will heave a satisfied sigh . . ." –Patty Campbell, Amazon
"Suspenseful . . . romance fans will enjoy." --VOYA
"A heartbreaking tale of first encounters." --San Diego Magazine
"A riveting plot grabs hold of the reader from the very first page and doesn't let up, even once, until the last page is turned." --January Magazine