A mother who has decided not to reveal herself to protect her child gives a first-hand account of the treacherous, courageous and, at times, dramatic path undertaken to save the boy from a troubled adolescence of bad friendships and a destructive spiral of addiction.
The narrative, in memoir form, unfolds via the powerfully intense emotions and feelings of the main characters, revealing the metamorphosis of a mother living a nightmare of despair who decides to fight back and question everything to save her son. This journey inevitably draws in all the family members, each of whom must face up to their own dark shadows and skeletons in the cupboard in an attempt to unravel the problems undermining the family unity and which may have driven the boy to marijuana. It is, indeed, the spliff, the innocent and all too often underestimated joint, that triggers a radical change in character and behaviour. This intimate diary, a touching voice, challenges the fear of the unknown and eventually restores the love of life. It is a personal account that may help to all those coping on a daily basis with the difficult teenage years.