Girls are mysteriously vanishing in suburbia in 1960s suburbia. No one but teenage detective Barbara Scott can rescue them. Discerning how Barbara can succeed is aspiring author, Victoria, age 6, first grader at a brand new elementary school, avid teen mystery fiction and Barbie doll fan. Victoria is determined to make her character, Barbara Kay Scott, a credit to the teen detective fiction genre while also making sense of the real world around her. It is America, 1963. Cultural institutions slip off the foundation of faith upon which this society was built. Murder, evil, scandal and prejudice shatter society. Victoria strives to control her book as she cant hope to shape reality. She kws eventually she must emerge in this society, able to cope while remaining true to herself. As she contrives a satisfactory ending to her story, real life provides neat endings only consequences of the journey which will endure the rest of her life.