Patricia is a 15-year old Guatemalan girl who visits the United States as an exchange student. She lives with a nice family in California. In school, she is treated badly by a girl named Debbie. Later, Patricia finds Debbie in a dangerous situation and helps her. The experience changes Debbie for the better and effects both girls profoundly.
45 pages of text
6,400 total words
Present tense 400 word vocabulary
Genre: Adolescent fiction
Setting: Panajachel, Guatemala / Ventura, California