"No scars at all. Which, when you think about it, is maybe not such a good sign" Catherine is fifteen years old, and was discovered in a state of almost total neglect.
No one is even sure if she's ever left the room she was found in.
She can't walk and can't speak. Her recovery seems impossible. But children can be shockingly resilient, especially with inspired medical care.
Sponsored by a fundraising drive led by a tabloid newspaper, her only surviving relative has been able to get Catherine the best private medical care that money can buy.
She responds well to the experimental treatment. But she seems to be getting more violent, and remains stubbornly resistant to language. Or is she? Soon, Catherine's doctors and great-aunt begin to discover what it is, exactly, that they've uncovered...Inspired by true events.