In the beginning Pamela Collins is having trouble coping with her sisters death from (SIDS) sudden Infant Death Syndrom when only a month or so later Pam's mother jumps off the big suspention bridge at Ninety Foot. Ninety Foot is a nation park in Lynn Cayon Park that Pamela likes to tan and walk though. All through the book Pam is very quiet and a loner and has trouble making friends an has an arch enemy that is always making fun of her. Pam is always getting in trouble and always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and was blamed for stealing a sweater from a store. She was also banned from the school library the week exams were starting for standing up for he friend Danny!