Twelve-year-old Raine is dreading spending her summer at Sparrow Road, an artists' colony where her mother has taken a summer job. For one thing, the artists have all kinds of strange rules. For another thing, the house, which was once an orphanage, and its ancient owner are both extremely creepy. Meanwhile, Raine's mother has been acting odd since they arrived, and Raine suspects that she is not being entirely honest about what the two of them are doing at Sparrow Road.
Raine opens up to the place as she spends more time with the artists, a delightfully eccentric and eclectic bunch who encourage her to tap into her creativity and dreams. As Raine comes to learn more about Sparrow Road, she discovers that the reason for her visit is more complicated than she could have guessed. And what she learns about her mother, herself, and the history of Sparrow Road's other inhabitants will change her life forever.
Crafted with powerful emotion and deep insight, Raine's journey is a vibrant, moving tale of family and self-discovery.