Becca Wilhite


Outstanding, Intermediate, Mental Illness, Missing Children, Arson, Mystery, Friendship, Family Life

Document Type

Book Review


Footer Davis, ten-year-old budding journalist, secretly investigates the details of a local tragedy with her best friend, Peavine Jones. Against her dad’s instructions, her teacher’s suggestions, and the bossy social worker’s orders, Footer digs into the clues left behind after the fire at the Abrams farm. Instead of answers, she gets flashbacks—but that’s impossible, since she wasn’t even there. She realizes she’s maybe, probably coming down with the same mental illness that has her mother locked up in a faraway hospital. With a dedication to finding answers that outweighs her fears for her own sanity, Footer discovers enough clues to solve the case and bring the truth to light.