"With the voice of her generation, Deanna Frances has penned a love story of hope for today's troubled youths." -J.D. Gordon, author of Kritterkreep and Field of Screams
"Taking Chances shares a message of hope and proves that with courage and faith one can reach the light at the end of the tunnel." -Amy Gee, Educator, Illinois
Sydney Baker harbors a painful secret, and it's not just physical scars she keeps hidden. Just when her world begins to crumble, Sydney receives some startling news. Her grandmother's farm is now hers to own. She coaxes her family to pack up their city life and move to a small town outside of Chicago.
A new home and a new school could mean an end to the terrors that plague Sydney's life, but will it really be the safe haven she hoped for?
On the first day of her junior year, Sydney meets Spencer Stevenson, another student who has family issues of his own. As they each take solace in their growing relationship, old threats emerge to tear them apart. To her horror, Sydney realizes that even though she and her family have moved to a new town, her family life itself will never change.