Preteen angst visits the ren-faire and it was enjoyable.
Imogene has grown up working and playing at the Renaissance Faire where her parents work. This year she's old enough to start training as a squire and she's proud of the responsibility. Too prove her worth she decides to brave public school after a lifetime of homeschooling. She soon runs afoul of cliquey preteen girls who criticize her clothes and she becomes aware that her family and her home are not like everyone else's.
Middle school is just awful. There's no pretending its anything else. Jamieson writes a all-too-typical story with an unusual flair.