Sand Chronicles, Vol. 1 - Hinako Ashihara What would you do if at 12 your mom decides to kill herself? Your father divorces her, and you're left to be raised by an aged grandma. That's the situation Ann finds herself in when she grows up in a rural town with the precarious Diego as her best friend. This series follows the lives of 4 young people as they battle all the things "normal" in teenage years to their adulthood. You will have laughed and cried by the time you finish the series and rejoice at the paths Ann takes.