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Aria Abbott has never had a home. Drifting through the foster system for most of her life, she finally finds herself in a situation so unbearable that she has no choice but to run away. Sleeping on the streets pushes Aria beyond any suffering she has felt before; the only thing worse than seeing no escape is the knowledge that no one in the world cares enough to try and find her.

Enter Taylor, a homeless young man with a charismatic smile and a dream of fame, fortune, and the sunshine of LA. Swept up in his energy, Aria and Taylor board a greyhound bus and never look back.

In this bright new world, Aria will discover a whole community of people living in the shadows, in the margins of society. As Taylor follows his dreams, Aria follows her heart. But she will discover that it isn't always clear who you can trust, that strangers can be kind, or treacherous, or sometimes as familiar as your own reflection, if you're willing to look hard enough.

©2020 Teal Swan (P)2020 Watkins Publishing

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Absolutely amazing!!!

Along with diving so deep into the issues and perspectives of the homeless in America, Teal touches on so many aspects of society and of humanity. From Childhood trauma, addiction, abuse, loneliness, hoarding, racisms, prejudice, greed, and so much more, this book is a deep dive in to a vast majority of shadows in collective consciousness. Pay attention to the way these characters begin to integrate these shadows and understand deep empathy. An absolute must read!

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Loved It!

I homeschool my child and we use what’s called, living books, instead of text books. It has truth written in a novel form. That is what I’d call this book. A living book teaching universal truths, ancestral traumas, and the genuine perspectives of collective consciousness. It is written beautifully and kept me entertained the whole time!

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fabulously captivating

thank you so much Teal for writing such a beautiful, eye opening book. the words and descriptions are so gorgeous and luxuriously written. the emotional nature of this book is so captivating. thank you again Teal! Sending love and graditute to you :)

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  • 01-20-21

A story wonderfully told

Beautiful, deep story. Will make you cry and laugh. I loved it. I hope that we will see more books like that one from this author.