The Crystal series takes place in real time. The following is a timeline of events and character births, mostly related to Crystal's backstory.
Prior to the start of the seriesEdit
- January 19: Michael is born.
- February 13: Jessica is born.
- March 29: Chrissy is born.
- April 6: Sabrina is born.
- April 17: Crystal is born.
- May 24: Tanisha is born.
- June 8: Melissa is born.
- June 23: Malibu is born.
- July 16: Jasmine is born.
- November 12: Tina is born.
- Crystal enters school in kindergarten.
- September 8: Hayley is born.
- Crystal's parents divorce, leaving her on her own.
- Crystal finds the skateboard in the dumpster, where she discovers her love of it.
- Crystal runs out of the money her parents gave her. and cannot afford anything, getting evicted from her house.
- Crystal moves in with Jamie's family.
- Crystal starts becoming famous and making money.
- Crystal has decided that she has the money to support herself now, moves out of Jamie's house and moves back into her old one.
- Crystal earns her title of "Best Female Skateboarder in the World".
During the seriesEdit
- June: Crystal attempts to find her parents, setting off the events of the first book. She moves to New York City.
- July: Crystal leaves New York and moves to Tampa.
- August: She competes in the Tampa AM, and leaves Tampa, moving to San Diego. She befriends Melissa.
- December: She has a falling out with Melissa and gets to move to Hawaii to be with her parents.
- January: Crystal befriends Michael and meets Malibu, Jasmine, and Tanisha.
- February: Crystal befriends Tina, breaks off her friendship with her, and befriends Tanisha.
- March: Crystal hosts the Slam City Jam.
- April: She visits New Jersey again. She goes to Moscow and drops out of a competition due to it being for amateurs.
- May: She goes to Australia with Michael and Tanisha to see a KISS concert and Crystal performs a go-kart stunt.
- June: The first book ends.
- September: The second book begins. Crystal moves to L.A., where she is attending college. She meets Sabrina, Jessica, and Chrissy.
- October: Crystal destroys the bells, almost getting suspended.
- November: Crystal gets a visit from Michael, Tanisha, and Tina.
- December: Michael confesses to Crystal over the phone. She confesses to liking him back.
- January: Crystal and Tanisha go to Princeton for Michael's birthday. Crystal and Michael spend the night on the roof, where they eventually have their first kiss.
- February: The second book ends/The third book begins. Melissa and Crystal exact revenge on Sabrina and her girls. Malibu and Jasmine transfer to their college.
- March: The third book ends. Crystal and her friends and enemies go to Tampa to watch Crystal compete to defend her title.
- April: The fourth book begins. Crystal celebrates her birthday and suffers her breakdown.
- June: The fourth book/series ends.