Dena is the ying to Samantha's sometimes-evil yang.

She's the main character's neighbor and oldest friend. She was ignoring by an emerging Bad Sam in seventh grade... but the amnesia offers Dena a great opportunity to reclaim her old pal, causing Dena to be delighted to be welcomed back into Samantha's life.

Dena Quotes

Andrea: Listen to me, listen to me. You are ready for this. You look fabulous, the pond is deep, the fish are biting!
Dena (suddenly appearing): Well, hello!
Andrea: But then a boat motors through...

Samantha: Dena I'm not gonna stay somewhere when I'm not wanted.
Dena: It's not that hard, you get used to it.

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Samantha Who? Quotes

Sam: Couple of good things about being in a coma: no fattening food, lots of rest, they sponge you down every day. It's like a spa. Bad things: my nose itches, I have something called the "Pina Colada Song" stuck in my head, and, oh yeah, sometimes I can hear what people in my room are saying.

Sam: Good things about amnesia: all new clothes, no re-runs. Bad: every minute is like that dream where you haven't been to class all year, and the test is now.