High school sophomore Annie Smith is just hoping to live a rmal life after she moves from Arkansas to the quiet little town of Reston, Texas. But it does t take long for her new friends to figure out that Annie is anything but rmal. Annie's goal is to fly under the radar drawing as little attention to herself as possible. But she soon discovers that being rmal does t always bring happiness. Melinda Chip Fullerton is a gifted athlete with two wishes-to be taller and to be on a good team for once. As she starts her junior year of high school, it looks like both her wishes will go unfulfilled-until Annie shows up. Immediately suspicious of Annie's baggy clothes and athletic abilities, Chip enlists Luke Slowinski, sports editor for the school newspaper, to do some undercover sleuth work that eventually reveals the truth: Annie is t who she appears to be. This is a story that illustrates the importance of building character as well as talent, Annie soon learns that a new beginning is all she needs to finally embrace her true self.