Nicola is 5’4” tall with long blond hair and blue eyes. The other girls call her antsy pants because she seems to continually bounce off the walls. Nicola’s mom passed away when she was young, and her dad has been raising her as best he can with a job that requires him to travel. She also has a stepmom not too much older than she is, Tiffany. They do not get along very well and then there is Tyler who is just a toddler. Nicola’s life is simple, with working at the chateau and having cooks and maids to help at home she can do what she likes most of the time. She fits in well with Hannah, Lena and Rin.
Nicola is one of the only characters who does not come out of the author’s friends list. She just showed up one day and said, “here I am” and has been with the rest of the girls on their adventure at Devil’s Lake. The author fell in love with her personality and how well she fit with the others, so she let her stay.
There’s Nicola in a nutshell. Nicola doesn’t change too much throughout the book except for her antsy pants persona calms some and she becomes quieter and more thoughtful. Nicola is the one friend you want to have to keep everything simple and light.