Annabelle is living a good life on the farm until Betty comes to live with her grandparents. Betty is a bully. A sneaky, conniving bully. Annabelle stands up to her, but Betty finds ways to get to Annabelle through other people including her brothers and the town hermit, Toby. Betty teams up with another bully at school, and they are up to no good. After a horrible incident involving another student, people are out to get Toby. Annabelle knows that he did not have anything to do with it, but people aren't believing her. Then, Betty goes missing. Everyone is blaming Toby. Annabelle knows that Toby had nothing to do with Betty's disappearance, right? The longer Betty is gone--the more Annabelle starts to doubt whether or not Toby is involved.
This novel is a definite must-read. It explores prejudice and bullying through a page turning experience to see what happened to Betty. I have to warn you--you will need tissues.
If you would like the chance to win a free copy of this book, come to the library and enter the drawing from Tuesday, March 26--Friday, March 29. I will draw a winner on Friday afternoon.