The second novel in the easiest series of German novels in existence for 1st- or 2nd-year students. Petra is a 15-year-old girl from the isle of Rügen, in northeast Germany. She goes to California as an exchange student. She lives with a caring American family but encounters prejudice at school, especially from a girl named Debbie. By chance Petra finds Debbie in a dangerous situation. She acts quickly and decisively to rescue her. The two girls become fast friends, and eventually Debbie goes to Rügen to visit Petra and her family.