Jade has spent her entire life within the confines of the eye-color-obsessed Nirvana commune. She dreams of experiencing freedom, but travel to the Outside is forbidden. As Jade's seventeenth birthday approaches, she realizes just how little she wants to follow the commune rules. She doesn't want to undergo ather eye color surgery, or immediately choose a life partner, or follow her parents' life paths. It seems easier to close her eyes to the future. Her grandmother Ruby's murder makes Jade open her eyes wide for the first time in her life. She's devastated yet determined to find the killer and the motive. With help from her mysterious friend Tyrian, and Peaches, the commune leader's sweet daughter, Jade unearths dark secrets. Jade can't continue conforming to an evil society, but she doesn't kw anything about the corrupt Outside. If she resolves to flee and is caught, she'll be blinded. If she makes it, she may never see anything the same way.
Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie lives in Warrenton, Virginia with her husband, two cats, and three dachshunds, and they're expecting their first child in July of 2015. Gillespie is a middle school counselor, graduate student at Longwood University, (pursuing a degree in School Library Media) blogger, short story and Young Adult novel writer. When she's not working, she's traveling or dreaming of traveling. She's been on several cross country road trips with her mom. In fact, Hawaii and Alaska are the only states she hasn't been to.