maya came to the united states for a better life and she moved to Seattle and she went to a new school and didn't know English and she didn't know anyone.
Maya has to learn English for the first time. But she also likes this guy named Daniel and she doesn't want to tell him and she does gymnastics and she made a new friend named Shannon .
Maya's brother Nurzhan got in a fight and Maya had to call her dad and her dad had to come and talk to the principal. Mayas dad doesn't know any english and she has to translate what the principal says to her dad and she lied to her dad on what the principal said.
Maya started talking to Daniel after practice because he does wrestling , Daniel was talking about that during practice they lifted weights. Daniel lifted up Maya to pretend she was weights and Maya saw her dad and she told Daniel to put down , but he didn't her her and then Mayas dad saw them and he got mad and there was a big fight at the house .
one day Maya came home and she saw her mom on the couch and her mom said she fell at work and broke her foot. Now Maya has to do all the work that a mom has to do and she has to go to school and clean houses for her mom and also she has to make food for the family .
Maya still needed the permission slip signed for the dance, Nurzahan said he would get it signed for her and Maya didn't believe him. But Nurzahan got it signed for her but the only way she could go is if Nurzahan went with. Maya said he can go, so when they went to the dance nurzahan went and sat in the corner,, Mya saw daniel and daneil asked if they could dance and they danced and Maya had fun!!!