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There are twelve kids in the seventh grade at Fawn Creek Middle School. There are thirteen desks in the seventh-grade classroom. That's because Renni Dean's father got a promotion, and the family moved to Grand Saintlodge. Renni's desk is empty, but Renni still knows their secrets; is still pulling their strings. When Orchid Mason arrives and slips gracefully into Renni's chair, the other seventh graders don't know what to think. Orchid - who just moved to Fawn Creek from Paris - seems to float. Her dress skims the floor. Fawn Creek Middle might be small, but it has its tightly knit groups just like anyplace else. Who will claim Orchid Mason? Who will save Orchid Mason? Or will Orchid Mason save them?