Nothing goes right for Frances Reed. Dumped on by the popular girls in her sixth grade class, Fran gets no support from her mom. To make her life more miserable, every day on her way to school, the three bully dogs chase her within an inch of her life. With a little nudging, Fran learns appearances can deceive and she has more control than she thinks over what happens to her. Maybe she can even work things out with Marcy, the curse of her life in class and on the volley ball court. As for the dogs … well, see what she does with them!