Deep Down Popular
Sixth grader Jessie Lou is deeply, madly, passionately in love with Conrad Parker Smith. It’s too bad she’s a tomboy with only one on-and-off friend, and hair so short you can’t even spit on it. And it’s too bad he’s the most popular boy in their small-town school. But then Conrad hurts his leg and can’t keep up with his old pursuits anymore. Jessie Lou and Conrad start spending time together, but she can’t help wondering – is she just a substitute friend? How quickly will Conrad forget her when his leg brace comes off and he’s king of the school once again?