A young girl sheds her preconceived notions about rural life and begins to enjoy her environment.
The main character lies at one point, but there are consequences, and she learns a lesson. A grandfather forges a strong relationship with his granddaughter (though he also gets upset with her). The neighbors are bullies, but it's clear that their behavior isn't meant to be emulated.
Two neighbor characters are menacing; one man flashes a rifle.