Thirteen year-old Daniel Scratch has been living alone for years since his parents passed, cared for by his home’s tiny, elf-like brownies and his somehow-still-living great-great grandmother. But when Grandmother sends him to the village to be Tested, his life turns upside down.
Amy and Daniel are very much in love and have a baby on the way. Their future looks even more perfect when Amy’s brother, Marcus, announces his engagement. But then tragedy strikes, and Amy suddenly finds herself in a very lonely place.