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"From little things, big things grow" 

Six-year-old Dallas is a living, breathing example of what happens when adults simply give up. Because of his uncontrollable outbursts, he is unable to keep a placement at a regular school. Enter Zoe—a twenty-six-year-old Behavior Specialist who is ready to pour her heart and soul into the job. She is on the frontline of Dallas's meltdowns, bearing the brunt of every punch thrown, and wearing the battle scars of the young boy's rage. While Dallas sees red, Zoe sees Dallas for who he really is—a person who is breaking, but not broken. Zoe sees a child who is hurting, not a problem to be fixed.

When Dallas's behavior reaches boiling point, his traditional schooling options are exhausted. In a last ditch attempt to remediate the formative years that are closing in on him, Zoe steps up to the plate and decides to teach Dallas at home. As Zoe lends a hand to pick up the pieces, she is unprepared for how Dallas's family will suck her into their destructive vortex. As her personal life begins to fall through the cracks, Zoe wonders if she will ever meet someone who will take care of her, so she can stop taking care of everybody else.

Told through the voices of both Dallas and Zoe, I See Red gives you a fly-on-the-wall view of two people experiencing the same situations through very different lenses. Their story is one of determination, forgiveness, resilience, and fierce unconditional love.

I See Red is a novel about what it means to be brave.



★★★★★ "Couldn't put it down"
As a person in education with my own children, I identified with these characters. The relationship between Zoe and Dallas unfolded beautifully and kept me wanting to see how it would turn out. I loved this book and would recommend it to any audience, young or old.
- Megan W., Brisbane, Australia 

★★★★★ "Fantastic" 
I See Red was a fantastic read that I couldn't put down. The story line resonated with me deeply having worked with many children. The written perspective of both Zoe and Dallas worked so well as I felt I really got to know and understand what Dallas was going through as well as the struggle that Zoe felt fighting for this little boy. My heart broke in places and there were many tears on my behalf but I think that the author was able to balance the highs and the lows perfectly. The romantic angle of the book was subtle but fitted with the story. I would recommend this book to everyone, especially those who work with children or have children. 10/10
- Courtney Q.M., Tasmania, Australia 

★★★★★ "Beautifully Written Book" 
I found this book so relatable. The relationship between Zoe and Dallas was complex, sweet, and very realistic. Amy is a beautiful writer and was able to put in just the right amount of humor into very serious situations. I couldn't put the book down and couldn't wait to find out what happened next. I absolutely loved how it was written from both the perspective of Zoe and of Dallas. It was a fascinating window into the mind of a child that is so clearly misunderstood. I recommend this book for everyone, especially parents or those working in education.
- Abby S., San Francisco, USA

★★★★★ "Definitely Relevant" 
This book reaches to the depths of the never-changing human condition and how it manifests in today's ever-changing "norms" of parenting. I greatly appreciated how Amy creatively highlights the complexity of child behavior in the fringes of the spectrum while keeping the humanity at the forefront. I was thrilled. I was educated. And I was touched.
- Neil A., San Francisco, USA

★★★★★ "Great Book!" 
The author definitely gives thoughtful insights into both sides of a complicated situation. After working with kids myself, it is comforting to read something that so beautifully shows the relationship that happens between a professional and their child client that is very seldom talked about with such honesty.
Be ready for a lot of emotions with this one!
- Kelly S., Seattle, USA 

★★★★★ "Highly Recommended" 
'I See Red' by Amy Piers is a beautiful depiction of challenges and complexities of the world surrounding a young person with additional needs. As someone who works in with children in an educational setting, I found myself often nodding my head in agreement, or being as frustrated as the protagonist, Zoe, at the way some of the characters reacted. Amy's writing is lighthearted, honest and funny. 'I See Red' gives such interesting perspectives from the mind of a child and the mind of an adult, as they both try to wrestle through and find hope.
- Ella H., Melbourne, Australia