This first book in a series introduces the main character, Pam, as she struggles with the anxieties of fitting in at school. This story is set in Alice Springs / Mparntwe where Pam lives with her Uncle, Graham. Graham struggles to support his niece to survive the 'sticks and stones' of being 'at odds' with the world. Pam gets caught-up in the wrong crowd which leads her into a downward spiral. The story continues in book two.