This book is not for anyone who is easily offended. It involves a family in which the oldest brother goes missing. The parents fall apart and basically leave the 2 remainng children to fend for themselves (an older girl and a younger boy). The brother is gone so long that he is basically presumed dead, but no one in the family will talk about it. The kids have questions and no one to turn to. The sister finds rolls of the brother's film and enrolls in a photography class. She follows a trail of clues to try to find out what happened to her brother and finds trouble instead. The younger brother has trouble with a bully and some gay issues. He has no one to turn to or talk to and he goes through some very difficult times. I enjoyed the book, but it definitely wasn't an easy read.