Lucy had always been a good friend to Stacey. Stacey had been a good friend to herself. She never really liked Lucy, well at least not as much as her brother Connor liked Lucy. But maybey the word 'liked' isn't strong enough for how he feel for her. And he trie to tell her through the school paper, through her advice column.
When Stacey hears a completly false rumour, about a completly un-lucy thing to do, Stacey believes it, accepts it. And ditches Lucy for her other 'friends'. And yet she tries to hurt Lucy every chance she has. She turns their group of friends against her. all but one friend Anna, who had been a true friend to Lucy.
When 2 of Lucy's close friends move to town, after years of camp together, James and Jessica,prove useful allies. Even without knowing Stacey the pair know shes bad news. And when the twins see Connors not on his sisters side, they soon figure out what hes been hidng from his sister and her friend.
But as the group plan and polt they decide while they're at it, they should shake up the social groups at school. Then the changes made are there for good.