Shandi Pierce got pregnant when she was only seventeen years old. She fell for her sonâ€”deeply, instantly, completelyâ€”but as she sat at the table feeding him, her own mother was sliding eggs and bacon on her plate, feeding her.
Now, four years later, Shandi is still more parented than parent. She lives with her mom, her dad pays her bills, and her best friend Walcott acts as her white knight. But Natty is no ordinary kid, and when his savant behavior catches the attention of an obsessive stranger, only Shandi sees the true menace.
To protect her son, Shandi must grow up, fast, and find an answer to the questionâ€”How does a girl remake herself into a mother?