is a girl who is 12 years old and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
She is influenced by the shows her mom watches on T.V. In
the beginning of the book she wrote a report at school on packs of wild chihuahuas and killer bees . Margaret's mom doesn't do
anything but watch gory nature shows and sleep. Margaret's mom is
depressed after her husband died. Margaret rode in a car with her
family to go across the puget sound in the
ferry. She went and figured out that her mom is putting a sign
up that says FOR SALE so she decides to investigate the house.
she was there Margaret found an envelope that had her mom's name
on it.When Margaret gets home she decides to take a look inside it,
Sophie (her little sister) found it also. So Sophie wants to see but
Margaret wants to keep it to herself. Margaret opens it anyway even
though her sister Sophie made her promise to open it with her. Margaret
finds a swimming medal, a comic book and a key. Margaret thinks it is a
key to the house her mom put the for sale sign on. The comic book had a
picture of the house that the sign was on also. Margaret decides to go
back to the mansion and find out more about her dad. Sophie is
that Margaret might get attacked by killer bees.
Margaret met a new
friend named Tina Louise and Tina has helped Margaret with getting ready
and giving tips for her like remember to breathe and if you see anyone
be careful who to talk to. Margaret
goes on the ferry and heads toward the island with the mansion. When
she gets off she goes places like the store to get directions. She
meets a boy named Boyd who has been reading the comic books that
Margaret found in the envelope. Boyd saves Margaret from THE THREES, the
school bullies. I won't tell you the ending so go read this book.
group and I think that the mansion is on the San Juan Islands.