“A fairy tale for both the adult and young adult set alike… This powerful story has haunted millions of readers.”
Christina Jackman was a spoiled, rich girl who lives in the richest part of Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square. Because of her family, no one likes her at school. In fact, Christina gets into a lot of trouble at school—so much that she has been repeatedly kicked out! Now she’s finally about to finish eighth grade.
She lives with her father—a local king of advertising—and a housekeeper, Ingrid Zeimer. Mrs. Zeimer is terrible; cruel, mean, and impatient. Christina’s Uncle Harry was no better. She suspects he didn’t even like her—which is okay, since she doesn’t like him either. Christina is all alone in the world with no one to turn to and no one to love—until one day when she begins to ask questions about her mother.
What happened to her mother? Why did her mother leave her father? Where is her mother now? Christina’s father doesn’t respond so Christina decides to seek top-secret information herself. With the help of her detective friend, Brian Parks, Christina sets out to find her long-lost mom. Along the way, she learns about falling in love, and risking everything to be a rebel!