illustrated by Laura Petrisin
Paula wants to win the third-grade science poster contest more than anything.
There's just one problem - and her name is Cynthia Lyden.
Also known as Miss Perfect.
Cynthia, a girl with a different hair scrunchie for every outfit.
Cynthia, who handwrites whole pages without a single cross-out.
Cynthia, who framed her poster and brought it in a day early.
Is Paula clever enough to compete with Cynthia? And if so, will it matter? As the two girls compete, Paula makes a startling discovery that changes her desire to out-do her rival.