Philip Hall is the cutest, smartest boy in the sixth grade, and Beth Lambert loves him. The fact that he beats her in classwork, sports, and almost everything else doesnt bother Beth at first. Then she realizes that Philip might be best because shes letting him beat her. Beth knows that she deserves to be Number One—and shes going to prove it! This funny, universal story of a girl learning that she matters in the world has delighted readers for over twenty years.
Eleven-year-old Beth thinks that Philip Hall likes her, but their on-again, off-again relationship sometimes makes her wonder.