Nico di Angelo is tough as nails. He lets no one inside of his feelings. He learned not to do this the hard way. While Nico says he can't be broken, none of the kids at school know what's happening at home. Nico's stepmother, Melissa, is the most cruel, and unforgiving woman you could ever meet. Nico is constantly abused by her, but he doesn't let anyone know. No one is to know about the scars that Nico hides under his shaggy hair and dark clothing-until he starts going to Goode High School. Told in Nico's POV. Cover art by Burdge.