Miranda, an 11-year old girl lives with her red-headed mother Rachel, who is dating a man named Richard, but Richard doesn't live with Miranda and her mother. Miranda and her mother live in New York City, New York in an apartmant building.
Rising Action 1
Miranda walks home with her friend and sees a phycotic man she nick-named "The Laughing Man", with his head stuffed in a mailbox...
Rising Action 2
Miranda's mother gets accepted to be a contestant at the $20,000 Pyramid TV show on April 27, 1979 Studio TV-15 on West 58 Street
Rising Action 3
Miranda and a girl from school, Annamarie become friends.
Rising Action 4
Annamarie and Miranda get a job at Jimmie's sandwich shop across the street from their school, but are warned not to touch his scooby-doo bank....
Rising Action 5
Miranda recives mysterious letters from "The Reader"
Annamarie gets called down to the nurses office and doesn't come back... an older friend "Julia" scolds Miranda for not knowing Annamarie was not allowed to eat bread. Julia was blamed by Jimmy that she took all of the folded $2 bills from his scooby-doo bank.
Falling Action 1
MIranda and Annamarie get in a fight and are both mad at eachother. Miranda tries to go look for another firend....
Falling Action 2
Miranda and Annamarie meet up after opening presents on christmas morning; Richard is still upset that he doesnt have a key to the apartmant
Falling Action 3
The Laughing Man saves Miranda's friend from a bus by juming in from of him and pushing him out of the way.
Falling Action 4
The Laughing Man dies, it is revealed that he is the one sending Miranda strange notes.
Falling Action 5
Mirandas mother goes onto the TV show and wins $10,000