When 8 year old Heather moves into a new neighborhood, she's not really friends with her new pushy demanding neighbor, 10 year old Lizzie Logan. Lizzie smokes cigarrettes (well not really, she just pretends) and fishes out of puddles, and is pretty bossy. But over the summer they become friends, have fights, and become Best Friends. Lizzie can sometimes be written as downright bratty in this book, but the author never takes it too far. It is a cute story about best friends and how they make even weird things normal.