Katy Reese lives with her grandfather mark. Her mother Amy died when she was a small child. Katy is a photographer , she has a friend going to Kent state for photography but she helps her grandfather to help with the financial aid. Katy is trying to figure out what to do about college and is saving for an apartment of her own. Her grandfather has a massive heart attack and needs to help heart bypass surgery.I really liked the main character katy.