Freshman Suzanne fears that she will have zero social life because she's so smart. She also has a long-standing competition with Greg Oliver, the equally brilliant and more creative misfit. As a senior, in the second half of the book, she's worked out this conflict and finds herself romantically attracted to the rebellious Greg. The trials and tribulations of valedictorians are, in this case, boring. Suzanne is an extremely repressed straight arrow, there's no humor to lighten the story, and Norby relies heavily on explanations instead of action to move the story along. A weak effort.