Love — especially a dog’s love — can change a person.
Beam Larson is a runaway. Buzz Donovan is a drifter. They have nothing in common. But a dog’s loyalty will forever bond them. A story about learning to forgive when you can’t forget and finding love in unexpected places.
Not yet sixteen, Bellamy Larson — or Beam, as she’d rather be called — remembers everything. Truthfully, there’s a lot she’d just rather forget. Beam never knew her father and doesn’t ever want to. Her little brother died while saving her. And her mother self-medicates, leaving Beam to fend for herself. She doesn’t need friends. She just needs to get away.
Buzz Donovan is on a journey across America. Luckily for him, he has a friend — a dog named Hush. It’s because of Hush, though, that Buzz is homeless. But that’s his choice, because if it weren’t for Hush, he’d be dead.
When Beam almost hits Buzz with her truck, her world is turned upside down. She doesn’t trust dogs, and for good reason — she’s been mauled by one.