Everyone in Marki's life seems to be deserting her; Mom, Dad, even her best friend Camile. Everyone except for star quarterback, Gil, who Marki adores, but can he really be trusted? Sometimes the only one to turn to is oneself.
"When she saw his face, she turned and bolted out the door, down the stairs and back into the cold, uninviting night . . . The tears started again and she felt colder than ever. She had nowhere to turn, no place to seek refuge, so she just ran, aimlessly.