When Ellie's family moves to a new town, she's sure she won't
fit in. Nobody else likes to read as much as she does, the other
kids at school play "new kid Bingo" behind her back, and even
the teachers can't seem to remember her name.
But when the students need someone to help them rally
against long lunch lines (and bad food), Ellie is on the case.
And with shorter lines and better food in sight, can
friendship be far behind?
For any kid who's ever felt like an outsider looking in, Ellie's
journal captures the frustration, the nervousness, and yes, the
occasional happy surprises of making a fresh start.