Disappeared. That's what they told her. Her parents were gone without a trace. After all, some kids just aren't good enough for their parents. Skye believed them. She wasn’t good enough for them, and she'll never be good enough for anyone.
She doesn’t know that she’s smarter than anyone history has ever known. Why should she? It’s been pounded into her skull since the age of 5 that she’s worthless. An idiot. Undeserving of any good thing life could offer. Stuck in a foster agency that thrives beneath the notice of the law, she has no idea that she’s different from the rest. The agency makes sure of that. Nobody crosses them. And nobody runs to the police. Suffering through abuse, hate, and near starvation, she battles to survive in a world where trust equals weakness, and weakness equals pain. She's a genius. But all she feels is alone.