In this splashy new Mermaid Tale, a megapopular boy band is set to perform at an undersea celebration but what if a mean girl keeps Shelly from joining in the fun? Echo, Shelly Siren s best friend, is doing tail flips because she's going to see the hottest boy band around, the Rays! It s her classmate Pearl s birthday, and the Rays are going to perform at her exclusive party. Troublemaker Pearl has invited just about everyone — everyone, that is, except Shelly! Shelly urges Echo to go anyway, but Echo doesn t want to leave her friend out of the exciting celebration so Shelly hatches a plan to make sure Echo sees her favorite group. And when the Rays do come to town (amidst plenty of under-the-sea, boy band drama), Echo returns the favor so that Shelly is included in the festivities in the most unexpected of ways!