Sandy Stockings is having a tough year, and sixth grade has only just begun! She feels like the smallest person in the world, especially in her new middle school where the school bully hates her guts. Home is no refuge either. Her father passed away a few years ago, and all the life seems to have gone out of her mother at the same time. Now Sandy is as lonely as can be, left only with vague dreams of being an actress like her mother once was. But when she finds a special, mysterious book about a lonely little bee named Asher, Sandy is able to make some changes in her life so she can start to be who she is meant to be.