Consider the world a garden, children the buds who will one day bloom into flowers, & adults the gardeners & caretakers ....
13-year-old Waris, a first-generation N. American, experiences conflict in his relationship with his immigrant father who is going through his own challenges as he struggles to integrate in a new country.
The setting of the story is far away Gilgit, a ruggedly scenic mountainous terrain where Waris is visiting with his father. Away from home, Waris is miserable. His life changes when he decides to follow his own heart. The rest of his stay is full of adventure, mystery, friends he makes, the bully he encounters, and the heroic act he decides to undertake.
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