by Gail Giles
Kip has a secret. When he was 9 years old, he killed someone, set them on fire. Now he's 13. He's spent the past 4 years in an institution for criminal kids. They've decided to give him another chance, but he can't go back to where he used to live, where everyone knows what he did. Along with his dad and his stepmom, Kip gets a new name, a new town, a new school, and a new chance. But how long can you live with a secret? How close can you be to your friends if they don't know your real name? What will push Kip over the edge, and what will the consequences be? It's a long road to forgiveness, especially when you have to forgive yourself.