Gaige Carson was finally free when his mother packed him up and sent up north. To his distant father and the perfect new family he has made. Immediately, and completely expected, harsh looks and snarky comments begin his time in a new world. The only thing keeping him sane is deadly habits and secret traumas. The world seems so much easier if you distract yourself alone. Unfortunately for Gaige, all his hard work hiding his pleasures goes out the window when an estranged peer catches Gaige in his devious acts. But doesn't say a thing -not even a question to sooth disgusted curiosity. And that makes Gaige pissed. The idea of someone knowing the effect without cause screws with Gaige, taunting and teasing his ability to stay strong and reclused. So Gaige turns a camera and chance at a scholarship prize on himself. Hours of relived memories, excuses, missed meals and an unexpected alliance all caught on film. Gaige thought he could handle his world alone. But thin bones are brittle. And break at unexpected times.