Not many people tell Liz Horton what to do. Liz often lets her emotional get the best of her, and she acts with her heart instead of her head. In fact, once she almost lost her best friend Mandy because of it. But when her father lost his job and they ended up homeless, Liz began to soften up. Liz is a bit of a tomboy who loves the mall, writing for the school newspaper and, of course, a good argument.
Mandy Straussberg is sweet and intelligent, but does have a stubborn streak. She’s had her share of disagreements with her best friend, Liz Horton. But the two of them have been there for each other, even through the tough times. Mandy’s brother, David, is sometimes too cynical for his own good.