Judy Moody is in a mood. It's the first day of school and she is separated from her best friend Rocky. He gets to sit in the back of the class while forced to sit at the front, next to Frank "Eats Paste" Pearl. To make matters worse, Frank invites Judy to his birthday party, something Judy is not really wanting to do.
And so starts the first instalment of the Judy Moody series, focusing on a tom boy heroine who is not afraid to play jokes on her brother and hang out with boys. Good for the non-princess girls in your life.