The Tearsmith

A young girl, Nica, is left orphaned after her parents die in a car accident. She is taken to the oppressive Sunnycreek Orphanage, nicknamed "Grave," where she befriends a girl named Adeline. Years later, Nica, now a teenager, is adopted by Anna and Norman Milligan. Before the three leave the orphanage, however, the Milligans take notice of Rigel, a moody teenager who is the pride and joy of the headmistress, Margaret. Although resistant to adoption in the past, Rigel allows the Milligans to adopt him. At their new home, Rigel is hostile towards Nica. Flashbacks reveal that, at Grave, all of the children except Rigel were physically and emotionally abused by Margaret.