Yehudis Tannenbaum is an A‑student who has been called “genius,” “dictionary” and other such names throughout her elementary school years. When she gets accepted to Bais Rivkah high school, nobody is surprised. She starts her new school with social trepidation, but with her best friend in tow. Although she thought she could shed her reputation for being the genius, the one who everybody calls before a test, she is thrown right back into that role after the first exam. Raziel and Pollack share the story from Yehudis’ point of view as she enters the new school with the hope of forging a new reputation, through finding herself with the “untalented” costume designers for the school play, and finally to her brother’s wedding where she learns the true meaning of friendship and what it is to really be a friend. In addition to friendship, Yehudis finds a new appreciation for herself and begins to find her place in society.
Recommended for ages 13 – 16.