I love a good story, and this book delivers. In fact, the pins in the intriguing cover design probably also symbolizes the proverbial 'pins and needles' anticipation that readers will fee, wanting to get their hands on a copy of this novel. The book opens with the horror of a car crash with only one survivor in the family - young Margot. Now in an orphanage, awaiting an opportunity to go into some kind of foster care system, Margot gets by with their hand-me-down clothes, no privacy, and not much sympathy. Tough girl Tam is an interesting character as well; she is fed up with Margot's night terror screams and tells her so to her face.
Surely, the answer is to get out of this group home. Wouldn't life with a family be better than this institutionalized living? I can hardly wait to finish this book and I am so disappointed that there are no copies left to claim. I sure hope I win one of the ARC's because I'm not sure i can wait until the late August publication date to find out what happens!