Cassie's whole world seems to be falling apart. Her older brother is fighting in Iraq, which is a constant source of strife between her parents. Her best friend has completely stopped speaking to her, her little brother has stopped talking altogether, and her older sister is making bad decisions. But Cassie's perspective shifts when she discovers Blue Sky's blog. Blue Sky is an Iraqi girl but her life seems so similar to Cassie but her world actually is falling apart. As the girls begin a correspondence and friendship, Cassie is able to take strength from Blue Sky's courage and is inspired to stop running away and take back her life again. Recommended for ages 10 years and older.