Penny, a friendless fourth-grader, is on a mission to become popular. How much will she have to endure to win her classmates’ affection? A disastrous home perm, sledding party catastrophe, humiliating book report, and countless other mishaps can’t dampen Penny’s resolve to find friends. Will the world’s best Hawaiian luau birthday party be her key to popularity? What about all those friendship bracelets she made? Young readers will relate to loveable Penny as they discover valuable life lessons in this humorous and touching story set in the 1980s.