Layla Deen is a teenager in junior high school. She's feeling teenage angst, as well as conflicting acceptance and rejection from her peers. Misconceptions about Islam don't help matters any. What does it take to be popular? This is what we find out in this story of an American Muslim girl negotiating the perils and pitfalls of junior high school. When the "popular girls" arrange a popularity contest, Layla finds herself under pressure as never before. Her world is thrown into turmoil even as she learns things about herself - and others - that she never would have guessed possible.