Wow. Intense story. I've read other runaway stories and how it's a painstaking journey for the teenagers and a heart retching period for the mothers. At times, the mothers don't pay enough attention to their teenage daughters and in response, the girls run away but most times, the girls just want to begin their soul searching early and more than not, they come back home after a couple months and figure their way back to their normal lives. You always have to wonder why they ran away in the first place.