Tourists think that life on an island off the coast of Maine is postcard-perfect, but sixteen-year-old Charlotte knows better.
A "normal" day in Charlotte's life...Run to catch the ferry (twice); cook for the siblets; induce family poodle to vomit up Mom's psychiatric drugs; discover Dad may or may not be fugitive; fight/make-out with boyfriend.
Charlotte has five days to get her boarding school applications in the mail and escape from the island she calls Bleak. As the hours tick by and the snow piles up, Charlotte's plan begins to unravel. Will she miss the boat?
Henry Holt and Co., Hardcover, September 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0805080964