Summary: Diana loves swimming and her little sister Lannie hates it. Their mom forces them both to exercise, but Diana doesn't mind. Lannie is not good at swimming, and a lot of the other swimmers don't like her. She wants to quit, but the girls mom is angry that Lannie has quit so many activities and she's to shy to participate in very much without her older sister there to support her. Plus their mom does not want to drive them to two different places. Diana is torn between her sister and swimming.
Her closest girlfriends are drifting into interests involving black, rock, and violent video games that Diana is not at all interested in.
Her close guy friends have slipped into the world of middle school dating.
She feels lost all of the sudden, but as winter break approaches, things suddenly get drastically worse.