Willow Chance is 11 years old, obsessed with plants and medical conditions, has a loving family, and is starting 6th grade at a new school this year.
She meets the counsellor Dell Duke as well as Mai and Quang-ha Nugen.
Sadly, Willow's parents both die in a car accident, but she is taken in by Pattie Nugen,Mai's mother.
They get a call from Lenore Cole, Willow's foster agent saying that she has to come for frequent home inspections. Since they were living in the garage of Pattie's nail salon they decide to move to Dell Duke's apartment.
They decide to clean up his apartment so that it is better for the inspections, they stay for a while but eventually they realize that willow will have to leave.
Willow leaves them, but at the trail Pattie and Jario Hernandez, a taxi driver for Willow, decide to adopt her, and let her be a part of the family. THE END