The Education of Ivy Blake by Ellen Airgood
Ivy has been living with her best friend Prairie Evers. Now her mom has returned and Ivy must go with her. She wants to believe that her mom has changed, but she does not trust her. Too afraid to let anyone know how bad things are at home, Ivy pretends things are just fine.
Trying to cope Ivy escapes the only place she can, art, writing and eventually film making. People are out there that she learns to trust and believe in. She learns to rely on friends and others to help her through the hard times with her mom.