(W/A/CA) Svetlana Chmakova
Penelope - Peppi - Torres, a shy new transfer student, wants nothing more than to fit in and find a place among her fellow artistically inclined souls. The last thing she wants is to stand out. So when she bumps - literally - into quiet, geeky, friendly but friendless Jamie Thompson, and is teased as the 'Nerder's Girlfriend,' Peppi's first embarrassed instinct is to push him away and run. Though she later feels guilty and wants desperately to apologize for the incident, Peppi always ends up chickening out. She has no reason to speak to him, anyway, until she ends up bumping - figuratively and continually - into Jamie again! Will these two opposites ever see eye-to-eye, let alone become friends? Available in softcover and hardcover editions.