In the fourth book of the series, 14-year-old Kobie finds herself facing freshman year without her best friend. The year before, Gretchen had been in a serious car accident, which caused her to fall behind in her schoolwork and require repeating eighth grade. Naturally, she's horrified at the prospect, but determined to try making the best of her new school.
But just about everything that could go wrong, does. Like some sort of weird Murphy's Law, Kobie attracts the wrath of Jeanette, a tough older girl, and Sandy, a kindhearted follower...both of whom, in their own ways, keep getting Kobie into trouble.
When Jeanette threatens to kill Kobie, she decides to take matters into her own hands...
This book is laugh-out-loud funny, one of Ransom's finest.