Ten-year-old Lucy Beacher grapples with anxiety and the challenges of a new town, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. As schools shut down, Lucy discovers an unexpected silver lining - friendship blossoming right in her neighborhood. Meet Cece, a wise widow with a passion for nature; Jade, a spunky Chinese-American girl; and Bea, an eleven-year-old living with her Granny. Despite these newfound connections, trouble brews in the neighborhood when a formidable bully named Alex becomes fast friends with Lucy's older brother, Charlie.
As Lucy navigates the nuances of friendship and allyship, she faces crucial dilemmas and worries she might not have the courage to stand up for what is right. Later, when an unforeseen emergency threatens life or death, Lucy is forced to rely on the one person she never thought would help her.
Join Lucy on her transformative journey, where the bonds of friendship prove to be the ultimate antidote to adversity.