While trying to survive the first day of 7th grade with her friends, Addie tries to get noticed, other than being noticed from her hot brother. Turns out, Addie gets to throw a party when the previous party host gets a sprained ankle. It's up to Addie to make things go her way. Or, not go her way; dunking her head in a punch bowl.
Addie goes overboard when finally hearing the truth out of Zach and Geena. After they lied so many times to Addie, Addie gives some new rules that Zach and Geena aren't too comfortable with. Meanwhile, Ben has his own problem, while trying to hide from working for his father, or working at the 'Juice' shop.
Picture day is coming up and Addie is ready for it. It is mentioned that if you don't get your picture taken, then you will have to prepare a haiku for the yearbook. Addie is then told by one of the popular kids that her hair is 'flat.' Addie notices this and tries to fix it, only to make it worse. She then must make the decision of being brave and taking the picture or sending in a haiku for the yearbook.
Addie makes up excuses to get out of her mother's book club. Meanwhile, Ben awaits his father's appearence so he can start his driving lessons.
Addie gets upset when Geena tells her that her and Jake are just pals and nothing more. So she gets all dolled up and starts reading glossy magazine to impress Jake but it makes it worse. so she decides she doesn't need glossy magazine-or 6 inch high heels to impress Jake.
Addie feels she is ignored and wants to become famous. In an effort to do so, she tries out for an all-girl band called CUTE. She makes it as a guitarist, but discovers the only real thing the band does is dance and pretend to sing and play and quickly quits.
Addie and her classmates are assigned to hang out with a certain team for a school project. Addie is assigned to group 'popular' along with Maris. Turns out, that Addie becoming popular could ruin a friendship with Geena.
It's the 66th day that Addie has liked Jake; but it turns into chaos when her CD of 65 songs about Jake ends up in school. Now she's on a frantic search throughout Rocky Road Middle School for the sacred disc, determined to find it before it falls into the wrong hands - she wouldn't even want to think about what would happen.
Addie wants to get her name added to the list on the girls' bathroom wall of those who have been kissed by a boy, so she schemes to make her friend Eli do the deed when they are at the movies.
Addie can't stand Geena's new boyfriend but can't say exactly why.
In an attempt to escape from her older brother's shadow, Addie sets out to accomplish something he never did, to get an article published in the school newspaper, but she succeeds in a different way than she expected.
Addie tries to convince Zach to be her partner for the science fair.