Olivia Duncan lives a boring, ordinary life. She is home-schooled along with her best friend Conner. Her social activities are limited to Conner, and his grandmother, Gerdie- who just happens to be their teacher.
Her father died before she even got to know him. Her single mother, Ann Marie, is the local doctor and has no desire to have a life outside of the clinic or enjoy what the ocean has to offer.
Her worst fears come to light, when she hears screams and wails that wake her from her sleep. When she goes to investigate the noises, she comes across a fishing boat at the source of the sounds. Poachers are thick in this area of the bay, and she doesn't have to guess what these men are up to out here, in the middle of the night.
Olivia and her best friend, Conner, come across a bloody scene the next day while out for a walk. She knows where the blood came from, and as she describes the scene to him, a fear bubbles up inside of her.
Olivia doesn't ask the question that's been burning in her mind. Conner and his family have been in the fishing business for over three generations. They supply fresh sea food to the local restaurants in town, but they also kill larger game for profit.
When an abandoned beluga appears while Olivia is sitting on the dock, they both find a friendship worth fighting for. The friendship that they share over the next three years is filled with laughter, fun, amazement and danger.
When Olivia is forced to move, she must leave all hope behind of ever seeing the beluga again. Never, in her wildest dreams, did she believe that the beluga could find her once more.
When the beluga appears with her new pod, Olivia realizes that this is her second chance. She calls in a specialist to help her as she fights to keep them all safe and alive.
Olivia Duncan is an ordinary girl who lives an ordinary life, but finds the chance to save an extraordinary gift.