Shani Baum, editor in chief of the B.Y. Times, expects great things when she receives an invitation to a special convention for school newspaper staffers: a weekend of fun, excitement, laughter, and new friends. What she gets instead is trouble.
It’s not so bad when Batya Ben-Levi announces that she’ll have to miss the convention because she’s leaving for Eretz Yisrael. But then Raizy, the quiet genius, also backs out — leaving her refusal a dark mystery.