Seventeen year old Angela Long lives the good life, adored dearly by friends and family, rivaled by popular and cruel, bully Danya. But Angela manages to survive bullies, high school and teenage life, with her friends at her side. When a police raid storm in unannounced at a friend's house party sparks a series of events, sending Angela's life spiraling out of control, she draw on her only source of courage she barely knew she possesses. When Angela is sent to live with her abusive aunt, Pam, she endures some of the worst torment and cruelty, driving her to insanity. Angela eventually escapes her aunt's torment and returns home, her spirit low if not broken. Will the love of her sweetheart and African native Tundi, her family and devoted friends be enough to get her through the aftermath of her ordeal?
Yalontya Simmons was born in St. Helena Island, South Carolina. Simmons has had a gift for storytelling from a very young age. Her first writing consists of poems, The X-Files fan fiction and short stories. Her hobbies include watching movies, writing, and hiking in the park. Currently, Simmons resides in New York City, where she continues to write fiction.