Maxine Wayman doesn't have any magical powers. She is a senior at Trinity Lane High School in Nashville and needs a good story to write so she can get a scholarship and a start as a newspaper reporter.
She's bright, independent, tough and resilient. And she's observant. She keeps her eyes open. She listens in on conversations. She does her research. And voila! She's got a story that will rock the school to its foundations.
It's 1967, and Maxine wants to be a journalist, eventually reporting from Vietnam, where, as she says, "all the best stories are." For now, however, she's stuck in here hometown of Nashville, trying to speed time up so she can get out of high school and get on with her life.
If she keeps quiet about what she sees and knows, she'll graduate and no one will be the wiser.
Can Maxine keep quiet? Not a chance. Even when it puts her life in danger. Join Maxine as she takes a gripping, funny, and sometimes dangerous journey into a world filled with human failings.
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