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I, Cassia Bernard, do solemnly swear to find pure red—my passion—this summer. Dad's passion is art. When he's painting, no one can reach him, not even me. My mom's passion was the ocean. She said the ocean allows you to see whatever you want to see. That was one of the last things she ever said to me... Sometimes what your heart desires isn't what it needs. Over the course of a hot Miami summer, sixteen-year-old Cassia discovers that sometimes it takes bullies and basketball, a best friend, and a gorgeous guy to help you understand what you actually need—and to help you see that, maybe, everything isn't so black and white.
Danielle Joseph (Miami, Florida) was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, where she learned to play French horn, guitar, and clarinet. She is the author of YA novel Shrinking Violet. Visit her online at www.daniellejoseph.com. Also visit her Fan Page on Facebook.