||Lucky tiene miedo: si su tutora Brigitte vuelve a Francia y la abandona en Pote Seco, la van a enviar a algún orfanato de Los Ángeles, donde su querida perrita no podrá quedarse. ¿La solución? Escaparse.
When Lucky's mother is electrocuted and dies after a storm, Lucky's absentee father calls his ex-wife, Brigitte, to fly over from France to take care of the child. Two years later, the 10-year-old worries that Brigitte is tired of being her guardian and of their life in Hard Pan (pop. 42) in the middle of the California desert. While Lucky's best friend ties intricate knots and the little boy down the road cries for attention, she tries to get some control over her life by restocking her survival kit backpack and searching for her Higher Power.