Sometimes only a true friend can help you put your life back together. Vinnie Matthews needs a real lifesaver — one that will bring her father back to life and let her family go home. Living with Grandma means having to be responsible for her little brother. Then Vinnie meets Lupe, the mysterious "flip-flop girl" — who might just be the friend she needs, if only Vinnie can ignore the rumors about her past. . .