Kate is an arroagnt, brave girl growing up in a San Fransisco ghetto when her mother diappears. She calls her grandparents and they come to get her. Kate goes to live with her grandparents in a world very different then her own. Her grandparents live in Berry Creek, California. Kate starts school with people who dont get her and she doesnt get. Soon enough Kate finds out that Berry Creek isnt as terrible as she had thought it to be. When Kate's mother is found half dead in Santa Fe, Kate has to decide between her new world and everything she knows.