Ruby s mom is in prison, and to tell anyone the truth is to risk true friendship in this novel that accurately and sensitively addresses a subject too often overlooked from the author of "The Summer Before Boys." Eleven-year-old Ruby Danes is about to start middle school, and only her aunt knows her deepest, darkest, secret: her mother is in prison. Then Margalit Tipps moves into Ruby s condo complex, and the two immediately hit it off. Ruby thinks she s found her first true-blue friend but can she tell Margalit the truth about her mom? Maybe not. Because it turns out that Margalit s family history seems closely connected to the very event that put her mother in prison, and if Ruby comes clean, she could lose everything she cares about most."