Caitlin moves to Montana to live with her relatives - Jim and Dori Lowe are her new guardians and they have a son named Griffen, who is the same age as Caitlin. Griffen isn't at all excited about Caitlin living with his family and immediately starts off on the wrong foot with Caitlin. Caitlin goes outside to examine her surroundings and sees a big open field. She doesn't seem to be impressed with the emptiness because she states "There's nothing out here!" Caitlin wanders around the ranch and finds a wild stallion that has been trapped by horse rustlers so she sets him free. Soon after, a rabid wolf tries to attack Caitlin but the horse scares it away. The next day proves to be difficult because Caitlin doesn't fit in at High River High School. Everyone sees her as a dangerous freak because she's a juvenile delinquent.