Hopelessly depressed, orphaned teen Jill attempts to end her life by jumping in front of a subway train but is stopped by Alexander, a handsome young man who begins to change her life for the better.
Then comes Anette, a cancer-battling fourteen-year-old girl with a strong will and a beautiful heart. She enters Jill's life in an unusual way and teaches her that human beings are pefectly capable of fighting their battles, even when it's a fight against themselves.
Through Alexander, Anette, and her other friends, Jill experiences an array of new emotions that are more positive than she could ever hope for. She also begins to realize that even Alexander might have some scars of his own as well as witnessing Anette's unrelenting strength and determination.
This is a story about love, loss, and the healing of a teenage girl's broken mind and heart through the friendship and courage of others.
"You were just a handsome boy, your bright future and hopes and dreams and endless happiness etched invisibly onto your face. I was just a broken girl, all my pain and nightmares and thoughts scratched onto my arms. Except they weren’t invisible."
PREVIOUSLY TITLED "SWEETLY BROKEN"
cover is by Laura Makabresku (mala-lesbia on deviantart).
no copyright infringement intended. I do not own the cover photograph.