Juniper is the newest scholarship student at the prestigious Ellsmere Academy. She soon finds herself labeled a "special project," harried by stringent standards, and in the novel position of being someone's nemesis.
Luckily for Jun, she has an ally in the quirky Cassie, who tells her the story of Ellsmere's eccentric founders and the legend of the creature that roams the woods on the school's grounds. But can Cassie help Jun survive Ellsmere? Between queen bees and mythical beasts, Jun has quite the year ahead of her.