What happens when we try to protect ourselves from getting hurt by locking our hearts away? Follow a child’s journey from loss to love and joy again as she learns to let her heart be free.
Gary, John, and their dad are lost without their mum, who died in a car accident. Fourteen-year old Gary feels locked in his own pain which is made worse by his falling grades at school and his inability to come to terms with his mum’s death. He begins to go off the rails, getting involved with local thugs and teetering on the brink of being on the wrong side of the law.
When badger dies his friends are heartbroken, especially Mole who feels ‘lost, alone and desperately unhappy.’ The animals are so sad through the winter but then as spring draws near they gather together and talk about the days when Badger was alive.