Rebbie sat on the edge of the sidewalk looking toward the school, waiting for the bell to ring. This was her daily ritual. Every afternoon, just before the school day ended, Rebbie would leave home and walk three blocks to the corner near the school to wait for Emma.
For as long as she could remember, Emma Van Buren had wished every day and dreamed every night that she would soon find just the right puppy, and that the right puppy would find her. One day Rebbie walked into her life, bringing her all the joy and happiness that she had always imagined.
Now, with Thanksgiving just a few days away, Emma has so many things to be thankful for - that is, everything except her loud and mischievous classmate, Dylan Flagg, whose antics continually make Emma´s life miserable. Every year since first grade, he had managed to outperform himself with a typical "Dylan stunt". Emma knew that Dylan couldn´t possibly let this year go by without doing something unforgettable, but she never could have anticipated what was about to happen.
In this funny and touching story, Rebbie unites two families in a surprising way - and for Emma and Dylan, things will never be the same.