"When I see light and dark, on off, on off, something weird happens inside me... Something changes, slows down. I can think again. I can find myself hidden in there somewhere..." Grace Sanderson's abusive childhood leaves her seeking a 'better brain' and wishing she could be 'reincarnated'. She is wasting away physically and mentally and living a partly hermitic existence in her room, trying to resist self-harming and avoiding her family. Her friend Jasmine dies of an overdose and the future seems dark. But Briony, a school friend in whom she trusts, introduces Grace to Nature's Way, a healing centre deep in local woodland. From that day on, Grace's life assumes a new meaning.