Estelle's entire life was planned. Her career had been chosen. Her future husband had been picked. She tried to behave. She just had too many questions. She wanted to change everything about the world starting with the night sky. The overly lit, decorated by projections, careening and spiraling night sky. So she came up with a bright idea. Now she's a celebrity. She's an outlaw. She's a criminal. And chances are, everyone she loves will be disappeared. How could she have risked so much just to see the stars?
Patience is not Darla Decker's strong suit. Surviving sixth grade is tough enough with an annoying older brother, a best friend acting distant, and schoolwork. After adding instructive kissing games and the torturous wait for a real date with her biggest crush, Darla is perpetually torn between behaving like an adult and throwing temper tantrums.
A week at Camp Wakonda is exactly what Darla Decker needs. Having said goodbye to sixth grade and her best childhood friend, she's ready to create new memories and meet new people. Unfortunately, entering summer camp on a whopper of a lie and a fight with a fellow camper isn't the best way to begin.
Seventh grade starts on a hopeful note when Darla Decker and the Fairmount Fifteen are invited to the State Show Choir Competition at Coaster Kingdom. Although she's made a no-dating bet with Nate, she's jealous of her friend Reggie's cell phone, and her parents are constantly at each other's throats, Darla remains determined to make seventh grade the best year ever.