- 2020 INDIES Winner
- Gold, Young Adult Fiction (Children's)
From atop a towering redwood tree, seventeen-year-old Jesse can see beyond the difficult reality of his life on the ground. Homeless, Jesse camps in the forest with his drug-addicted mom and little sister. Diligent about showering, laundry, and school work, Jesse is determined to keep his circumstances a secret. But one girl cares enough to find out the truth. "An excellent first novel. Kathy Wollenberg is a writer to watch." -Julia Park Tracey, author of "the Doris Diaries"