In the first chapter the Westen family is at the funeral of the father, John Westen. Hallie the oldest was sobbing, but Grace was not, all she could think about was pie! John was married to a lady named Portia, who is Grace's stepmother. There were 3 kids overall, Hallie, the oldest, Grace, the middle child, and the baby Dash. After the funeral, Portia uprooted the family and took them to Beverly Hills, where they are forced to move into a relative's guest house. Hallie and Grace have to rebuild their lives here in Beverly Hills to fit in with the crowd. But the two girls couldn't be any different. Hallie is a drama queen throwing herself in to life... and love. In Las Angelos, she spends every second with the gorgeous musician Dakota. But Grace and Hallie are completely different people. Grace, shy and responsible, manages to make a friend who's an upbeat, enterprising girl, her name is Palmer. But Grace misses her old life and the maybe-almost-crush she left behind.
The book was okay. I usually have to find the perfect book to get into it. To me the book was kind of boring in the beginnning. Usually books bring me in on the first chapter, but this one didn't. The book got better towards the end. Hallie was my favorite character in the book. She is upbeat and loves to go for her dreams.