Debbie Spencer is a lot like most twelve year olds. She loves her friends, loves to laugh, and she's not afraid to pray. Debbie is an average seventh grader . . . except she lives at an orphanage . . . even though she's not an orphan. Convinced her family is damaged beyond repair, Debbie longs for a new family, and she's going to find one. When a fire breaks out at Our Lady of the Angels parochial school in Chicago on December 1, 1958, almost one hundred children die tragically. Debbie's roommate, Noreen, loses several friends in the deadly fire, and Debbie must put aside her own desires to help her friend. Debbie learns how to protect others, stand up for what's right, and even figures out how to befriend bullies. Inspired by true events, Unwanted proves while things aren't always what they seem, forgiveness is always the best choice.