Eighth-grade Portia Madden may be the class clown, but there is nothing funny about her life at home. A deep dark family secret; her dad’s depression, has enshrouded her family for years. Portia may have a crush on the hottest guy in school, but her love of horses and involvement in the sport of trick riding, or “vaulting,” has been her true passion. When she gets a chance to travel from the heat of Arizona to compete in California on horseback, nothing can stand in her way… or so she thinks. Portia realizes that before she can realize her dreams she must set her family free. But then a mean joke backfires and surprises everyone. Sometimes when you reach out and simply cry for the moon, miracles can happen that are simply out of this world.