Heather Haggler, a young but comely fifteen year old faces extreme difficulties shortly after the death of her father. Surprisingly a bubbly and always happy 'fun spirited blonde haired' girl, as she used to be, is now a trouble-witted teen, who faces peer pressure. Heather has been very crestfallen ever since her dad died, and she grieves with it by smoking or drinking just to feel like weight is lifted off of her shoulders. She starts hanging out with the wrong people, and is fonded by a no-good troublesome junior, Michael Wean. She faces a horrible time avoiding him, realizing that another guy, Brandon Zeleski, the opposite of her friends, is the one she's in love with. She's a loner at school, because her friends skip it and hang out by an auto store. But as the story unfolds, things only get worse for her. Her best friend is turning against her, and she's starting to recieve horrible nightmares that are connected with her life and the death of her dad. She starts believing that her nightmares give out answers to her dad's death and her future, and she starts to distrust people. And although this seems nearly impossible, and becomes a long journey, Heather is challenged by her school shrink to change and show her mom and little sister that she can turn into her old self again, that is, if she's willing to cooperate with getting help to change, in the blink of an eye.