Lizzy Bauman keeps getting into trouble. Every time she’s punished, another dark spot is added to her heart. She writes down her misdeeds in a little book and resolves to do better. She desperately wants to erase the dark spots and keep from getting more.
As she grows older, Lizzy tries to escape but is held hostage by the unrelenting poverty of her family, her abusive father and brother and her unresponsive mother. Only her brother Jimmy seems to care about her and makes her life somewhat bearable with his kindness and gentle humor.
One day God shows Lizzy the way to leave the fear and shame behind. She places her trust and her blemished heart in the hands of the only one who can truly cleanse her and set her free.