We follow the stories of several different students - our main narrator/interview is Angelica who lives in the shadow of her recently graduated older brother. She's dying to make it onto the school's newspaper staff but the new chief-of-staff has rejected every idea she's submitted. She's finally given a "throw away" assignment which she attacks with gusto.
Pretty quickly, one thing leads to another. The initial inquiry into the Academic Battle shows a more serious situation. A school scheduling snafu that cannot have been coincidence puts several high profile school events all on the same day and time. Compelled to solve the problem and identify the perpetrator; Angelica nevertheless agrees to help the school mascot when he approaches her with different mystery, affecting the same date.
Angelica's best friend is her total opposite: Becca. The determinedly grumpy, blue-haired-bestie is everyone’s fantasy friend. This fierce non-conformist, is a loyal companion bringing balance with her humor and unique outlook.
Once you can get past the different format, you'll find an entertaining and laugh out loud read.