By Grace Herbst
Skipping school. Drinking. Partying with a fake ID. Taking the school’s driver’s education car for a joyride. Everything was fun and games until a car accident changed everything. Now Ashley was determined to forget her wild sophomore year and start anew in her junior year. New town. New friends. Yet, rumors and gossip have reached the small town of Emerald about Ashley’s past and not everyone wants to welcome the new girl. Things continue to get worse and she begins to believe she had made a mistake in moving to Emerald and make plans to return to the city. The city that is full of temptations, familiar places and perhaps a lesson about herself that Ashley didn’t realize she had to learn.