A little boy named Bryce moved to a new home. A little girl named Juli lived across the street from Bryce's new house. Juli started to get a crush on Bryce. Bryce wanted nothing to do with her.
Now they are both in middle school. Bryce still thinks Juli is annoying and he does not want to be friends with her. Juli keeps "annoying" Bryce. Bryce does not want to deal with Juli. Bryce becomes the boy friend of Juli's enemy. He did this so Shelly Stalls (Juli's enemy) would get rid of Juli for him. Juli gets annoyed with Shelly.
Juli climbs a scycamore tree any chance she gets. She quickly comes quite attached to the tree. After the tree grows old some workers try to cut the tree down. Despite the men's threats, Juli sits in the tree and dosent let them. After a while she gets out of the tree and they cut it down. Juli feels sad.
Juli raises chickens for a science fair project. She keeps them in her back yard and they start laying eggs. She sells the eggs to some of her neighbors. She gives some eggs to Byce's family for free because she wanted to be neighborly. Little did she know that Bryce had been throwing the eggs away under the pressure of his father.
After a while Juli catches Bryce tossing away the eggs. Juli is upset. Bryce's grandfather convinces Bryce that Juli is not weird and that she is great. Then Bryce starts to get a crush on Juli. Juli wants nothing to do with Bryce anymore.
Juli goes to meet her uncle with her dad. They all go out for icecream and her uncle has a meltdown when his icecream falls apart. Juli finds out why her family dosn't have as much money as they would.