There’s a terrifying secret; an ancient ritual passed down through the generations carefully hidden from the uninitiated. In the middle of the night thirteen-year-old Binta is taken to what she believes to be an exciting transformation into adulthood, but she quickly realises things are not what they seem – nor have they ever been. Her world is shattered forever, and now her best friend is next. To save her from the ordeal, Binta must face her darkest fears and risk everything. But even that may not be enough.