Fifteen-year-old Kendra James' life begins to spiral out of control with the return of her long-lost runaway sister and a young celebrity uncle who uses her loneliness and untreated depression as a way to get close enough to sexually abuse her. Will she get the help she needs before it's too late?
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Fifteen-year-old Kendra James hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. It isn’t anything she can explain. And truth be told, it isn’t anything her parents seem to want to hear. So she’s left to fend for herself against the cloud of sadness that seems to have settled permanently above her head.
Fortunately, things take a turn for the better when Kendra’s older sister Meisha suddenly comes back into her life after having mysteriously disappeared ten years ago. Unbeknownst to anyone else in the family, the two secretly spend as much time as they can together, and Kendra finally feels free to unburden herself of the issues that have plagued her the past several months. Until the day the girls are discovered together and are forbidden to see each other. Kendra is heartbroken and alone with her sadness once again.
And then Kendra’s uncle—a popular former professional football player—steps into the picture, showering Kendra with gifts, money, and even better, the attention she so desperately craves. Once again, Kendra finds herself in a relationship she must keep secret, especially once Uncle C.J. makes a move that changes everything forever and sends Kendra’s world into a tailspin from which she’s not sure she’ll ever recover.