Recommended Ages: grades 9 and up
When Kate Winthrop stumbles upon the Millbank Social Stock Market (the MSSM), she's horrified to discover that out of the 140 girls in her class, she’s ranked a bleak 71. Determined not to accept her fate as a "junk bond," she and her friends, Dev and Callie, set out to make her the fastest rising stock on the Market - and their plan works. Kate is suddenly embraced by the most popular girl in school and attracts the attention of the hottest boy. But Kate's remarkable stock rise is coupled with a moral descent, till she is in danger of losing her friends and herself in her obsessive run to the top of the market.