Everything changes for fourteen-year-old Matt when she moves in with peaceful Quakers Sam and Jessica Fox, who are active in the movement against the war in the Middle East. After years of being batted around, Matt (don't call her Matilda) has learned to rely on herself at school and everywhere. "Biology is good. I am an expert.We are studying morphing, but I have already morphed. I have my own exoskeleton. . . . I have spent years developing my armor and I will not let it be pierced." She must call on all of her resources to handle Mr. Warhead, the Rat, and the Wall at her new school, not to mention the Beast in her head. Ages 12 and up.