Daughter of the Demon (II)
"They live inside us all, those little demons clawing and ripping their way up your body. Normally, you can hold them back. You can box them up. But sometimes, sometimes, you lose. Everybody loses eventually. Eventually, everybody falls to them."
After the suicide of her mother, clinically depressed Jemma Knight finds herself shipped off to start over in the quaint town of Heart, North Carolina. Alone and grieving, it's the last thing she wants, but probably the only thing she needs. Jacob Hall hides his struggle behind a flawless facade. At school he's whoever he wants to be; charming, the star basketball player, confident. At home he's nothing but a forgotten son taking care of a little brother with the help of a nanny that replaces his carefree mother. When an eccentric English teacher pairs the two together on a semester-long project, they have no choice but to get to know each other. Getting along will be the toughest feat, but as they discover, it's okay to be a little broken inside. And it's okay to be a little sad. Because the world is imperfect, and life is imperfect, but that doesn't meant they can't find something close to perfect with each other.