When Jessica's English teacher enters the class in the Write A Book contest, she is excited. She loves writing and hopes that she'll get paired up with Tracy, who used to be her best friend until Tracy started hanging out with girls who cared about clothes and boys. Unfortunately, Jessica gets paired up with Daphne. Daphne wears weird clothes and doesn't talk to anyone. Nobody likes her. If Jessica has to spend a lot of time working with Daphne, she might become an outcast, too.
Jessica reluctantly begins working with Daphne. She finds that Daphne is a wonderful artist, and the book they create is better than Jessica could have imagined. She also finds that Daphne is much more interesting than the shallow kids at school. But, Daphne lives with her mentally ill grandmother. As her grandmother's health worsens, so does Daphne's living conditions. Her grandmother can't keep up with the bills or provide for Daphne and her little sister. Jessica knows that it's dangerous for Daphne and her sister to be alone with their grandmother. But, Daphne made her promise not to tell anyone what things were like. She's scared that she and her sister will be sent to an orphanage.
This report prepared by Angela Tircuit