Charli Pelman is a delightful fifteen-year-old high school sophomore, intelligent and full of giggles. She loves math, computers, reading, maxi-dresses and makeup. But few know her like this. They know her as a serious, humorless person who shakes her head at jokes.
That is because Charli pretends to be Charlie – the boy society insists she is.
Charli has a few thorns to dull.
Her father demands to know why she bought a dress online and Charli decides it is time to tell him why.
Then there is Ron Hall, the school’s quarterback and trans-phobic bigot. Unfortunately, Ron is failing math and faces suspension from the team just before the big rivalry game on Thanksgiving. Charli is his only hope to pass a test to keep him in the game.
Then there is a school full of angry, hateful girls standing between her and someone special.