For days, three seventh-grade girlsJenna, suzanne, and Claire agonize over whether to say anything. Finally they summon the courage to speak up about their music teacher, Frederick Mattero. what happens next is chaos. parents are called. A teacher is accused and attacked. the gossip mill churns like mad. police arrive to question other students, beginning with Melody, Mr. Matteros daughter. Did Mr. Mattero do anything improper, or are the girls simply lying? told from two points of view, Claires and Melodys, this novel takes readers into their private middleschool worlds as the girls struggle to discover the truth.