At thirteen years of age, Nathaniel Mead forever loses the opportunity to turn his life around. And his mother Elisabeth must confront the sadness of knowing that the dreams she holds for her child and the love she feels may never come together. Aching to give him a second chance, Elisabeth writes about Nate's life as though he himself were the author. But she dares to change the ending. Nate and Elisabeth's stories stand side by side; a son and his mother reaching out to each other. her sparrow paints the heartbreak of a mother's relationship with her troubled son, portrays the beauty in children who are perceived to be different, and teaches the powerful lesson of a love that lives forever.