Hilary has one goal for her first year in junior high: to become
popular. But her plans are turned upside down when her best friend
leaves for the summer and a quirky girl named Kallie moves in next door.
Kallie paints constellations on her ceiling, sleeps in a hammock, and
enacts fantastical plays in front of cute boys on the beach. Yet despite
Kallie’s lack of interest in being “cool,” Hilary and Kallie find
themselves becoming friends. That summer friendship, however, is put to
the test when school begins, reigniting Hilary's obsession with climbing
the social ladder. As Hilary discovers the dark side to popularity, she
must decide who she wants to be before she loses everything.