Solomon has not left his house in three years. Not to go to school, not to go to the movies, not to go to the mailbox. He has extreme agoraphobia, but he is toying with the idea of asking his parents for a pool in the backyard. Lisa remembers the incident that marked the last time Solomon stepped outside his house. She needs to write a killer essay to get into the university with the best psychology program, so she decides to "cure" Solomon.
Michaela DePrince’s harrowing and hopeful autobiography details her life from war torn Sierra Leone where she was orphaned and the cover of a magazine depicting a ballerina became her lifeline until she was adopted. In the US, her loving family helped her as she eventually rose through the ranks to become a ballet star.