The death of Hannah’s sister in a car accident suddenly turns off the harassment she received at school. While still dealing with the effects of past bullying, Hannah’s journey is painful as she fights to come to terms with her own grief before she can empathise with her parents. Claire Zorn is a master at conveying Hannah’s feelings of guilt, insecurity and failure. She is unsure of how – and if – she can ever heal. The Protected is a powerful and beautifully written novel about overcoming some of the biggest obstacles a person could possibly face.