Twelve-year-old Gabby Weiss is in the market for a stemother. If only her father would cooperate, Gabby would have someone to tell her what is and isn't happening to her body. For a while her father's girlfriend, Cleo, forms a bond with Gabby. But when the adults break up, Gabby's hopes for a stepmother are shattered. Still, sharing feelings with a woman has awakened Gabby's curiosity about her own mother's mysterious death, and Gabby is determined to discover the truth once and for all.