Ellie's shooting star wish was to go one day without public humiliation. Today, apparently, was not that day.
She froze up again, in front of her entire class. Now, no thanks to the world's meanest mean girl, she has to speak in front of the whole town at the end of summer to get the internship she dearly wants.
Her quirky friends have plans to help by turning her into her hero, the outspoken and confident Elizabeth Bennet, from Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice.
But they better hurry.
She needs all the self-confidence and witty comebacks she can to battle a new nemesis. The exceedingly arrogant, though slightly not so horrible-looking creep, Owen, whom Ellie has named "Mr. Smug Face" has just moved into her neighborhood.
In spite of the challenges, Ellie and her friends, The Invisibles are working to make this the best summer ever.
If you love P&P, great friendships, frustrating boys and laughing, you will love Kissing Owen Darcy. I know Ellie does