Introducing BRIE HUTCHENS so-so student, aspiring actor, soap opera superfan. BRIE HAS BIG PLANS FOR EIGHTH GRADE. Her first goal is to be the star of the school play. But when Bries mom walks in on her accidentally viewing inappropriate photos of her favorite actress, Brie panics and blurts out that shes been chosen for a very important event at school. It works: Bries mom is distracted with pridebut Bries in big trouble, because she has not been chosen. No one has. Worse, Brie has almost no chance, because the honor always goes to a top student. Desperate to make her lie become truth, Brie turns to a girl named Kennedy for help. But sometimes just looking at Kennedy gives Brie butterflies. Juggling her new feelings with the pressure to keep her mom proud of hernot to mention her hilarious non-star turn in the school playBrie navigates truth and lies, expectations and identity, and searches for a way to finally get her mother to see her as she is.