What's harder to deal with than a group of boys who act like dogs? How about a clique of catty mean girls? Annabelle has just figured out how to survive in junior high school. She's made great friends, her teachers are nice, and she's got lots of tricks up her sleeve for taming those pesky boys. But now she and her friends must confront a whole new brand of headache — the mean girl clique. At first Taylor and her friends were out to get Annabelle's bff Rachel, but soon the whole group is involved. Their friendship is getting tenser by the minute — unless Annabelle can save the day again?
"In addition to daily encounters with Taylor and her clique, Annabelle must simultaneously cope with embarrassing adolescent rites of passage, including leg shaving lessons from her mom, mall bra fittings, and an inexplicable crush on her soon-to-be stepbrother! Humorous and moving, this honest story is much more authentic than its simple title predicts." — Children's Literature