Byron is surrounded by alien life. Elizabeth resembles a teenaged vampire. Naledi thinks she wants to meet her birth mother. Monty just wants a pencil for second period. These stories and a collage of others explode from the pages of Margin Notes. Each character tells a different story about the challenges of surviving and thriving outside the mainstream. A celebration of the bittersweet splendor and chaos that is middle school, this collection is a source of hope, perspective, and contemplation for teenagers, teachers, and parents alike.