Debbie Spencer tells it like she sees it.
          She got dumped at The Home, even though she’s not an orphan, and she’s going to do something about it.
          When her roommate, Noreen, completely loses control imagining her former classmates in the Our Lady of the Angels fire, Debbie adds consoling Noreen to her list of things to fix.
          Debbie’s not afraid to sneak out of the dorm or to investigate with Noreen’s brother even though girls and boys are forbidden to be together.
         Debbie protects her friends, stands up for what she thinks is right and even figures out how to befriend a bully.