Malvina is thirteen years old. She cant quite tell it yet, not to anyone, not even to Lizzy, or her big brother Paul! This is Malvinas story about last summer, but she has another story thats intertwined, a story shes ashamed of. And then Malvina meets a boy. She and her best friend, Lizzy, have taken over an abandoned villa, raised a pirate flag and waged war on the boys from the local estate. A boy she can trust; a boy she thinks she could fall in love with. But first she needs to learn how to scream. But Granddad knows her secret; he says its just between them and no one else would understand.