Cynnie is thirteen years old and has taken over the role of her mother. While her mom is sitting one the couch drinking, Cynnie is tending to Bill, her 5 year old brother who has Down Syndrome. Cynnie feels as if she is the only one who loves him. This all changes when her mom sends Bill to live with their Grandparents because she feels he is too much of a responsibility. What will happen to Cynnie if she cannot be with her darling Bill? Will the pain of missing him force her to do something she normally wouldn't do?
This book started off a little dull in the beginning, but it became very interesting in the middle and end. This book has a very good moral to it and shows you what the power of addiction can do. This was a very good book and it is very different than any other book I have read. I definitely liked the character Bill because he is such a trooper. He has gone through a lot and just smiles. I very much enjoyed the ending. The ending keeps you satisfied yet it keeps you wanting more.