Fifteen-year-old Marybell holds a dark secret. Growing up in an abusive home, she suffers unspeakable crimes at the hands of her father, and she buries her hurt, anger, and confusion in a tiny corner of her heart. Adopted by two kind-hearted people, Marybell struggles to forget the past and settle in to her new life. When she begins to date Angel, things turn difficult at home. Her mother no longer trusts her, and it's not long before the frightening memories return with a vengeance. She pours out her feelings in her journal, seeking solace in the written word. She breaks up with Angel and starts dating her best friend's ex-boyfriend, a move that could cost her a valuable friend. The past starts to catch up with her, and she retreats under a facade. But in her quest to fit in with the rest of her friends, she loses her sense of identity. In the end, will Marybell be able to conquer her memories, or will she succumb to the darkness?Polanco, Roselys is the author of 'Marybell's Story', published 2005 under ISBN 9780595355778 and ISBN 0595355773.