At last - Lily's in middle school and it doesn't take long for her to get right into the thick of things.
She joins the school newspaper staff and becomes the anonymous writer of the "Answer Girl" advice column. It's all in fun at first - Lily's witty answers to such questions as "What do I do about a dog that keeps eating my homework?"
Then Lily gets a more serious query and actually gives helpful advice, and it's not long before word gets around that the mysterious "Answer Girl" can solve ANY problem. Before long Lily thinks she's Dr. Know-it-all--reading every sidewalk psychology and self-help book she can lay hands on, watching afternoon talk shows, and even tries to talk her parents into letting her see a therapist, just so she can get firsthand knowledge.
But things quickly go sour and as usual Lily steps outside her boundaries. When her "expert" advice nearly cost her a close friend, Lily realizes there isn't always a clear-cut answer, particularly in those gray areas. But once again, Lily learns that God is the REAL "Answer Man."