Synopses & Reviews
Leo is angry. It's the fourth anniversary of the brutal murder of his sister. He keeps visualizing pictures of her stabbed body, which he can't get out of his mind. To escape his mother, who's been crazy since the murder and is even worse tonight, Leo drives through the streets in a rage.
Bree is "slumming" in a working-class town near her affluent one. She wants an evening to herself, without her mother or boyfriend telling her what to do.
Leo spots Bree, wonders why she should be alive when his sister isn't, and in an instant, takes her hostage.
In the course of a long night, full of terror and honesty and emotion, Leo and Bree bare their souls, face some truths, and respond to each other in unexpected ways.
Ellen Wittlinger, known for creating distinct teen voices in her fiction, is at her best here in this short, intense look at one night that changes two teens' lives.
On the anniversary of his sister's brutal murder, Leo has to get out of the house, away from his crazy mother. Seeing a girl on the street, Leo wonders why it wasn't she who was murdered rather than his sister. Leo grabs the girl, Bree, and takes her hostage. Soon the two begin to see each other not as captor and captive, but as real people who can help each other.