The Story of a Teenager, Her Stepmother, and a Rock Star
By Marguerite Kloepfer
The paramedics, one at each end, rolled the gurney out the door. Hummer followed, standing in the street as men opened the back of the ambulance and slide the gurney inside. They banged the door closed, cutting off Hummer's last view of her Nana forever. Hummer was alone. Fifteen-year-old Hope Manning was too numbed by her grandmother's death to understand that even greater problems lay ahead. Would her father take custody of her? Would the woman he was about to marry accept her? Where would she live? Where would she go to school? Would she ever have any friends? Only the beat of her favorite music could penetrate her grief.