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280 pages, Hardcover
First published August 4, 2020
By the time Suraya was five years old, she should have broken various bones in her body at least twelve different times, been poisoned twice, and possibly have actually died on seven separate occasions.
Suraya wasn’t sure how much of a difference that teacher had made. But she figured that she’d had a point about telling an adult. After all, when you have a problem at school, you raise your hand and someone comes to help you. And this is the biggest problem she’d ever faced in her life.
” If there is anything I have learned from observing humans, Pink said, it is that families are complicated things.”
”Power is an addiction. A small taste is often enough for people to crave another, and then another, and then another, and those who have it will do anything to get more of it.”
"The familiar chirp of the grasshopper's song echoed out into the darkness. If you were listening, you might have dismissed it as just another part of the soundtrack of midnight, along with the buzzing of mosquitoes and the chirping of geckos. But then again, this song wasn't meant for you."