Amber's half-Japanese, half-Italian background means she's stuck with a ridiculous name, which is a challenge when trying to make friends at her new school. But the hardest thing about being Amber is that a part of her is missing. Her dad. He left when she was little, and he isn't coming back. Not for her first day of middle school and not for her little sister's birthday. So Amber will have to dream up a way for the Miyamoto sisters to make it on their own.