I love ALL the books in the series I own #1-14. Maggie is my second favorite character along with her best friend Amalia. Maggie is in 8th grade with her best-friends, Amalia, Sunny, Dawn, and Ducky. In this book she has to deal with her Mom's new drinking problem, her Dad being a famous movie producer and not being home all the time, her brother Zeke not wanting to go to tennis camp, and her "fat". Also Maggie sneaks out of one of her Dad's movie presentations and goes to the battle of the bands. She's in a band that her best-friend, Amalia, manages called Vanish. She's the lead singer, song writer, and keyboardest. In Maggie's journal it looks like anyother book since she has a laptop, but she writes her own poems.