Bird is determined and patient. So patient that she’s been hiding out behind a farmhouse for weeks waiting for Cecil. Bird misses her bedroom, her friends, and especially her mother. But more than that, she misses the feeling of family, and that means finding Cecil, the stepfather who abandoned them. But the longer Bird stays in Alabama, the less hidden she becomes. She’s discovered by Ethan, a boy whose heart problems have kept him sheltered from kids his own age.