The Truth About Life (Wattys2017)
Elizabeth John is the stereotype teenage girl: in love with fashion, makeup, and pop music. She lives with her father and her mother is out of the picture, but she doesn't miss a woman she's never known. Unfortunately, she has to learn about her mother for an English paper.
She doesn't realize somethings are better left in the past for good reason; especially when those things are life altering and have grave consequences. This paper is more than a simple grade for Elizabeth, it's the first step in discovering who she is.
The first step in discovering her mother isn't an addict, but an assistant manager at a store in New York.
The first step in discovering she isn't an only child, but has two older siblings Christopher and Audrey.
The first step in discovering that she isn't Elizabeth John, daughter of George John, but Isabella Quinn, little girl whose been missing for over thirteen years.
Now Elizabeth has to figure out who she is and find her way in this different looking world while trying to understand what family means.