Author(s): Frances Cherry
Since Clarissa and her Mum moved to a new suburb, nothing has been the same. Clarissa longs for her old life, her big bedroom, and her friends. It's all Leon's fault - and now he's Mum's partner. Gradually Clarissa begins to like Leon - he's good looking, intelligent and charming, and he treats her like no one else ever has. But one night Leon comes into her room and suddenly Clarissa's life becomes a nightmare. Who can she turn to for help? Only she knows how frightening Leon really is.
Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Senior Fiction 2001.