Middle school can be tough! Especially when Alex’s best friend moves away and his dad loses his job. Things get even worse when a new boy moves in next door and a bully starts picking on him. Alex feels caught in the middle.
Sign up for the spelling bee? No way! If there’s one thing 10-year-old Texan Sophie Washington is good at, it’s spelling. She’s earned straight 100s on all her spelling tests to prove it. Her parents want her to compete in the Xavier Academy spelling bee, but Sophie wishes they would buzz off. That’s until her irritating classmate, Nathan Jones, challenges her.