Terra never knew her father, but she did know that it was his fault that her childhood was ruined. She ended up in one abusive house after another because her mom had the worst taste in men after Terra's father abandoned her. As an adult,Terra finds his address and sends him eight letters describing her life to him, including the different things her mother's boyfriends had done to them, the friends she had made and lost, and even the story of her first love. She wants to make him understand all that has happened without him. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Full of anger, distress, and love, Terra tells her life story, and she doesn't even know if her father is reading it.