"I did it, so they'd stop me," Emma said, when she was caught stealing biscuits from a supermarket.
But, Emma is hiding behind her tough words and her waif-like body...Emma is sixteen and anorexic.
Why does she do it? Is it her parents' indifference, the long family silences, the lies they tell each other?
Emma wants to know. She wants to understand. When she discovers an old notebook in her grandparents' house, disturbing secrets emerge that demand an answer.