Bubbly Marnie and shy, beautiful Nola are best friends forever...but everything changes when ninth grade starts. Marnie has set her sights on the in crowd, led by funky, sly, hipster girl Lizette. Marnie also falls hard for charismatic hottie Dane. Meanwhile, Nola wants her friendship with Marnie to remain just as it was, and despite her crush on a geeky-cute boy, isn't quite ready to date yet. Marnie doesn't get why Nola seems content to remain on the social outskirts.