Laury, at nearly fifteen, a quiet girl, has been completely comfortable in her life. She is a good student, enjoys sports and being with her friends. She even gets along with her parents!
She is the fourth in a family of five children. Her two older brothers are in college. She and her sister, Sarah two years older, are close and share a bedroom affectionately called "The Pit". Completing the family is Brother Tag, age six.
Laury's best friend, Liz, always get things moving, whether it's tennis, riding, or social activities. Laury is shocked out of her pleasant life when Liz abruptly has to move to her grandparent's farm in Iowa because her parents are getting divorced.
Initially, Laury has a terrible time adjusting to Liz's absence. She has some health problems and a lot of social problems.
It was awful to feel invisible. She has a lot of thinking to do, and a lot of hurdles to overcome. With the help of her family, she finds strength she didn't know she had, a voice she didn't know she possessed, and a much happier life.