Blackhead: a small, black-tipped, fatty mass in a skin follicle. Ambrosia was the blackhead of the Society, her family, her home, her colleagues, and her future. In a world of flawless skin, blonde hair and tall frames, Ambrosia was short, slightly plump and dark. In Lost Words, Ambrosia deals with depression from being different and struggling to accept her role within the Society. Add in her drive to be the best and leading everyone around her to a new and better way of life, she deals with a growing inappropriate relationship to her mentor and friend Guardian Knob. No one else in the Society is like her. She was training to become a Guardian, a fighter in the Academy. Then after a break in at her precious Academy she is on a mission to discover what has been hidden from her all of her life. Her need to find the lost words of the Society.