In the beginning of the story, Debbie, the main character, is best friends with Maureen. They have been friends for a while.
Suddenly everything changes when Maureen makes a new friend. Debbie starts to feel lonely and upset that her best friend became friends with a new girl named Glenna.
All three of them go to a carnival and when Glenna and Maureen leave Debbie to go ride a roller coaster together, Debbie starts to feel lonely and abandoned.
While in the Flaibers' car, Debbie decides to get out on the side of the road and uses an excuse so she can walk home instead of driving with them. To Debbie's surprise, Maureen gets out of the car too because she sees that her friend wants to tell her something.
After getting out of the car and walking, the two best friends start to figure out what's going on between them. Debbie is feeling lonely because Glenna and Maureen are spending a lot of time together . She is upset that her best friend isn't spending enough time with her. Maureen tells her that they're still friends and that Glenna is trying to be nice to Debbie.
At the end of the story, Debbie finds out that Maureen isn't willing to give up Glenna to be with Debbie a lot. Debbie decides she will have to make the best of her time with Maureen.