All Judy wants to do is concentrate on making Maddock (Maddy) Madkins fall in love with her, which shouldn't be so hard; after all, they share the same interests, don't they? Such as skateboarding. But how can she concentrate on anything when her best friend is moving to France for a year, her father is suffering from M.A.D.D., and her mother decides that living in Nebraska with her new boyfriend is far better than living with Judy and her eight-year-old sister?
Somehow Judy must get her father working again, take care of her sister, help a friend in need, and manage a boyfriend, who may or may not even like her. And where does she fit in to all of this? Somehow Judy will have to figure it out for herself, and maybe, just maybe, she'll get it right.