It's as if they are living in a country music song.
When the mill closes, Edgewater's economy and hope collapse. Hunter's father starts drinking and becomes an embarrassment and liability to Hunter, who's trying to balance his high-maintenance girlfriend with life on the basketball court. Luna, attending in-person school for the first time in her 17 years, has no friends and hides behind her hoodie to escape her peers' vicious ridicule.
A tragic accident sends the town spiraling further into despair. In its wake, Luna and Hunter are forced to work together as the unlikely leaders of a fundraising project, one that attempts to make meaning of the senseless disaster. Many of Edgewater's residents jump on board to help. But some are fiercely opposed to the project, and their defiance becomes sinister. When Hunter and Luna stumble upon dark secrets and are forced to keep them, they realize the terrifying risks they are taking to knit a broken community back together.
And just like in those songs, not everything that's broken can be fixed.
Made in Maine
Shawn Samuelson Henry grew up in Hanover, New Hampshire. After earning degrees from Bucknell University, Harvard University and the University of Wyoming, Shawn taught English to teenagers for more than a decade. As a children's librarian, she wrote her first middle-grade novel about a blood-doping scandal at the winter Olympics solely for the purpose of entertaining her students. Shawn is an avid playwright whose plays have won competitions and been produced across the United States and Canada. Shawn currently lives in Davidson, North Carolina, with her husband and three children.