Annabelle Abigail Andrews was eleven years old and her best friend was her dog, a Yorkshire terrier, named Pumpernickel. Annabelle was an only child and people always said how lonely she must be, deprived of a sibling. But the truth of the matter was that Annabelle never had a brother or sister, so she hardly missed them. Besides she didn't think it would be much fun to share things, like ice cream, and toys, and videos. And her parents.
Annabelle Abigail Andrews was a happy girl. She lived in a big, colonial house on three acres. She had a spacious bedroom and never shared a bathroom with a living soul. She had pretty clothes, a CD collection, the latest DVDs and her parents gave her a generous allowance. Her friends looked up to her and her marks in school were splendid.
Annabelle Abigail Andrews didn't have a care in the world.
Until January 13th when her life changed forever.