This is a heart-warming story about a boy living in the remote mountains of Mexico, and his faithful companions. Eleven-year-old Teo lives on a place called the Hill of Dust. It's no wonder why it's called that, for nothing exciting ever happens. That is, until the Queen of Lightning arrives. One day, a Gypsy girl named Esma, who likes to call herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, arrives with her caravan, and brings life and color to the place. They introduce things that nobody on the Hill of Dust has ever seen before, such as movies, fortune-telling, and many other wonders. When Teo decides to get his fortune told, he is told that he is destined to become friends for life with Esma, and so, they eventually become friends. Teo and Esma are placed on an emotional roller coaster, maintaining their friendship despite all the people that disapprove of it, and all the obstacles that get in the way. Are they really destined to be friends for life?