Lin OliverSammie and Charlie are identical twins who have been best friends their whole lives. But when they start seventh grade at a new school, the sisters must face the realities of growing up and growing apart.
After double-crossing her friends to support her twin sister, Charlie is out of the popular group. But now her school has announced that they are accepting applications for a new school Junior Booster club–one in which members will get to shadow the Senior Boosters, receive tickets to all the high school football games, and of course, get to meet the cute football players. The popular kids need Charlie to fit the requirements: good grades, an interest in sports, and community service. Charlie’s flattered, but are the girls just using her to get what they want?
There’s a new set of twin boys on the scene, and like Sammie and Charlie, these twins are almost identical. Charlie’s friends, and the popular kids, are quick to accept the cuter boy. But when a bonfire on the beach gets out of control, Charlie’s group blames it on the other twin. Both Sammie and Charlie know he isn’t the boy to blame, but will they have the courage to come forward to tell the truth and double-cross the popular kids?
When Charlie compromises her values to help one of the popular girls cheat on a test, Sammie is inadvertantly pulled into the mess. Written from Charlie’s point of view, this story will let readers experience the lengths that wanting to be popular in middle school can take you to, the conflict it can cause, and the tough moral stands a girl sometimes has to take.
Identical twins Sammie and Charlie are starting out seventh grade at a brand-new school. As they make new friends, and join different clubs, the sisters (and once inseparable best friends) start to grow further and further apart. Told from Sammie’s point of view, this moving yet funny story will be gobbled up by middle-school girls!