Relates how the lives of four children living in different parts of the country intersect and are affected by the events of September 11, 2001. Ask anyone: September 11, 2001, was serene and lovely, a perfect day - until 8:46 a.m., when a plane struck the World Trade Center. But that hasn't happened yet. Right now it is a few days earlier, and four kids in different parts of the country are going abou their lives. Sergio, who lives in Brooklyn, is struggling to comes to terms with the absentee father he hates and the grandmother he loves. Will's father is gone too, killed in a car accident that left the family reeling. Naheed has never before felt uncomfortable about being Muslim, but at her new school, she's getting funny looks because of the head scarf she wears. Aimee is starting a new school in a new cit y and missing her mom, who has to fly to New York on business. These four don't know one another, but their lives are about to intersect in ways they never could have imagined. Award-winning author Nora Raleigh Basking weaves together their stories in an unforgettable novel about that seemingly perfect September day - the day our world changed forever. -- from back cover.