Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she's written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?
In an effort to become a famous writer, Harriet follows a regular spy route and records everything she sees in her secret notebook — until it falls into the wrong hands. Students will become familiar with diary writing as a literary form and practice their observation skills in these activities.