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Eleven year old Ruby Danes has a secret.  And she has been keeping it for a long time.  Her mother is in prison.  Ruby just doesn't want anyone to know.  She hasn't really had any friends who she feels close enough to who she wants to risk letting them know.  But things may be changing.  There is a new girl at the condo complex who is Ruby's age.  Throughout the summer, Ruby and Margalit become close friends.  Ruby is wondering if she can trust Margalit with the truth but then she learns some disturbing details about her mother's crime.  Can it have something to do with Margalit?

SUBJECTS:     Aunts -- Fiction.
                        Best friends -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        Prisoners' families -- Fiction.

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