Maya thinks it would be quite fun for the River Mallen to flood its banks, but when that happens, it's disasterous for her and her mum. If being forced out of her home wasn't enough, getting caught up in a human trafficking ring threatens everything. Maya is kidnapped and, though she is released, she lives in fear that the kidnappers will come back to get her. Using the Bible passages encountered in the book (Joseph and Matthew 25), the reader encounters what living as a Christian means when dealing with others. Joseph speaks of trusting God in difficult situations when things aren't gonig for you and the Matthew passage helps the reader think through how they act with those in need.