Nothing ever seems to go Megan’s way; she’s late for everything, and she barely manages to pass her classes. It seems like she’s doing everything she can just to stay in the middle of the pack. So after scraping together all the couch-cushion money she could find, she decides to run away.
Sitting at the bus stop late one night, Megan comes across an old bottle someone threw away. With nothing else to do, she decides to take a closer look. When she opens it, a kid her own age appears, ready to grant her whatever she wants. So, she wishes to be popular – what could go wrong?
Things seem to be going great at first. Sure, being instantly adored is a little odd, but she can handle it. Besides, she’s just found a genie; she figures that about guarantees things would get weird. But she’s sitting with the most popular girls in school, her teachers aren’t making her stay after class anymore, and no one seems to mind if she decides to take a day or two off.
As Megan’s life takes a drastic turn for the better, she gets a little cocky. After a failed bet with the genie, she agrees to let him come to school. Before she knows it, he’s worming his way into every part of her life: he’s in all her classes, friends with her brother, and getting invites to hang out with her friends. But once she starts spending time with him, Megan finds she has a new problem. Despite her best efforts, she’s starting to see him as something more than just her personal wish-granter. He’s almost a friend. But can she trust him?