Well this is it. This is the one where everyone finds out who the Guy Who Hates It When They Put Corn in the Chili is. Mia is well into her sophomore year and is not doing as well as class president as she hoped. She bankrupted the student treasury with a well intentioned (and misspelled purchase). She needs to find some more money before graduation or risk a beating by Amber Cheeseman, the surprisingly athletic valedictorian.
Grandmere has a plan to raise the money and promote Genovia—a musical starring Mia and her friends. Braid will also star John Paul Reynolds Abernathy IV, the son of her competitor for an island purchase. Of course Grandmere sees him as a much more suitable mate than Michael, so she tries to manipulate them into a relationship. It doesn’t help that Michael has been distant, which Mia attributes to her homebody nature.