"Wow, this story left me speechless." --Kate Lansing
"Beautifully written and bittersweet." --Ollivander
Carmen Espinoza is finally leaving her mother today, but before she goes, she needs one more thing—the “before” photo. The photo is the only evidence that her family was once normal, happy, and together. Before her brother died. Beginning her senior year as a foreign exchange student in Oaxaca, Mexico, Carmen believes her normal life is about to begin, but when she sees her dead brother during the Day of the Dead festivities, she soon discovers that leaving your past behind is not as simple as packing a bag.