Kylie Carson is the odd man out...or new fourth-grader in this case. She's somewhat shy, not really great at anything, and doesn't have any friends since she moved to Connecticut with her family. And, to make matters worse, she is being bullied by super popular Meredith Mitchell.
Enter a very wise, very hip first year drama teacher, Ms. Juliette DuBois. She notices the pain that Kylie is living with each day at school, even though the other teachers don't. Juliette confides in Kylie and tells her that she was also bullied when she was her age. She suggests that she seeks out other kids who are loners and start a club...and that just what she does! The Cupcake Club: Peace, Love, & Cupcakes, or PLC, is born. Under the tutelage of Ms. DuBois, the girls become masterful at each and every new creation, and are actually making money from their enterprise!
But, when the club has a new customer, and it is none other than Mrs. Mitchell, Meredith's mother, emotions get the best of Kylie. Is her new business 'out-of-business' now? A good, hard look at the effect of bullying on kids. This short novel is packed with tons of ammunition for discussion.