Sprite discovers that loneliness and fear of the unknown are far
worse than being a freak. Desperate for love, the girl with red eyes begins a
quest through the American underclass that takes her halfway across the country.
She thinks her adventure is a search for her mother, but in truth she's after so
What the readers say about Sprite: "I fell in love with her. I
cried when she cried, and laughed when she laughed, and hurt at her every
"...the heart rending story of a little girl in a cruel
world...yet she never stops looking for love and happiness."
"...sometimes it hurt my heart to continue, but I couldn't