Mr. Jackson really gets to the heart of the matter in this book. It is a true-crime story about a gang in Denver who did terrible things to a 14-year-old girl, mainly for the shirt she was wearing! It pits mother against mother in a courtroom, even though both are hurting only for different reasons. He shows the reader how lives are changed, not only for the victim's family but for those accused also. There are more people's crime effects than just those that commit it and those that have been wronged. Excellent story.