The story starts off with Zara, her mom, and her brother at the farmer's market.
A terrorist bombs the farmer's market.
Zara's left with a few stitches in her back and PTSD while her mom's in a coma.
Zara tries to figure out some of her mom's past by snooping through her belongings and is eager to learn about her mother.
Her mom wakes up.
Her mom tells Zara all about her war experience and a new relationship forms between them. They both realize after the bombing they need to further cherish their time. Zara knows she needs to be with family and friends while she can.