Julie is enjoying working on her school project, "The Story of My Life," until she has to write about "The Worst Thing That Ever Happened." That would be her parents'' divorce, and she doesn''t want to tell her class about that. After her big basketball game ends badly, she decides that could be her "worst thing." But as her family rallies around her, Julie learns to be more hopeful for their future. The "Looking Back" section explores school life in the 1970s.