An act of defiance that will either kill her or change her forever….
Sixteen year old Makayla Summerlin enjoyed one thing in her crazy, messed-up existence: hanging with her friends at school. Her life is uprooted when her drug-addicted mother overdoses and she finds herself living with the grandfather she barely remembers.
Fear, anger, and finally desperation explode inside Makayla when she has trouble adjusting to her new home. One act of defiance changes her forever when she sets sail in her grandfather’s old sailboat in an attempt to return to the life she had before.
In a voyage that threatens not only her life, but that of a surprising stowaway, Makayla discovers there is more to the world around her in a journey that will challenge everything she has ever believed about herself. It will take friendship, hope, and acceptance for her to survive her voyage of defiance.