Rachel Brooks is dribbling the ball at a soccer game with her friends Hazel and Frannie when her mom comes to pick her up mid game to go to a doctors appointment for her scoliosis. She has to leave right after she scores the only point it in the game and wins it.
"Unfortunately, bring home the win."
"It'll be alot harder without you, but we're on it!"
"Time to leave?"
Rachel is at the doctors appointment with her mother when she finds out she is going to need to wear a brace for her back for at least 6 months. She is almost done growing so if she doesn't wear it she'll need surgery like her mother.
"I was hoping we wouldn't get here, we have to brace her."
Rachel goes to the dance WITHOUT her back brace in hopes of going with Tate. During the dance Tate and Rachel go outside and kiss but when Kyle comes out Tate denies anything happen and people start making fun of Rachel. She ends up leaving with her friends mad at her.
"Everyone makes fun of you. Even Frannie. You don't know the half of it. It's not just Kyle. I mean. he's the only one that would say it to your face.
A few weeks later Tate calls Rachel in the middle of the night during a sleepover with Hazel and Frannie when they make up and he apologizes and says he's no longer friends with Kyle because he's a "follower". She ends up getting her friends back and a new boyfriend.
"I'm sorry for how I acted and how I treated ou. With my brother ditching me Kyle was my only good friend, or so I thought. But we're not friends anymore."
Rachel is trying out for the A team for soccer and she is very nervous. Her whole team plus a few new kids are trying out, but with her brace and new techniques she's sure to make the team, along with Hazel and Frannie.
Rachel comes back to the doctor thinking she gets her brace off and she's done with it forever. But she isn't. She's done growing and she doesn't need it anymore but they want to keep her in it for 6 more months to ensure she doesn't need surgery. Everyone is mad about it except Rachel, she knows she can do it and shs's strong enough to fight 6 more months.