Lacey has always been the outsider looking in. Being Marcia LaCroix's best friend and attending a private high school gave a glimpse of being an insider. To Marcia, Lacey is her sister--her soulmate. The two are complete opposites in everything. Marcia loves to shop and is completely self-absorbed. Lacey works hard and gives to others. Lacey is also being mentored by Marcia's father to take over his company. She has been working for him every summer as an intern since they started college. Mr. LaCroix thinks of Lacey as another daughter. He's upset with her when he finds out that Lucy's brother has cancer. Lacey doesn't tell him. It's the running joke that Lacey is his favorite.