Watch The Company You Keep (Paperback)
Zoe Travister has always been a good student and a good person, but her life gets a lot more complicated when she meets a new friend.
Zoe's parents and sisters have always encouraged her to do the right thing, and Zoe has never disappointed them. She makes great grades in school and is helpful, cheerful, and kind.
But despite the face she shows the world, Zoe is unhappy. She feels like her family never has enough money to buy the things she wants. Her mother works as a maid, and her father works on a farm. She's embarrassed.
Crystal is the exact opposite of Zoe. When she isn't happy, she does something to change her circumstances. Zoe likes her new friend's confidence but soon realizes that Crystal is perfectly OK with lying and stealing to get what she wants.
Zoe is uncomfortable with her friend's actions, but she is also intrigued by Crystal's fearless lifestyle. As the two friends grow closer, Zoe will have to confront her feelings about her family and Crystal. If she isn't careful, Crystal could push her to do something she will regret for the rest of her life.