Strube is at the top of her form in this subversive story of love and redemption. Harriet is 11 going on 30. Her mixed media paintings are a wonder to her brother, Irwin, but a horror to the clueless grown-ups around her. Harriet plans to run away to a cabin to paint, and runs errands for pensioners to fund her escape. She also hopes to fathom her complicated feelings for Irwin, who suffers from hydrocephalus. But Irwin's love for Harriet is not conflicted at all. She's his compass. When fate intervenes, it's Irwin who must untangle the web of the human heart.