Celia C Pérez
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Twelve-year-old María Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malú) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.
Lane DiSanti, the granddaughter of a wealthy heiress, has no interest in joining the beauty pageant/girls club that her family helped create. She decides to find like-minded friends and leaves clues that will invite a certain kind of person to her home where they will form their own group. Enter foodie Aster Douglas, aspiring-journalist Ofelia Castillo, and bird-watcher Cat Garcia. The four of them do not come together easily, but when they find out...