Brilliant Bea Brightman has been to seven different schools in as many years. It’s no wonder she’s made a science of making friends. That is until her archaeologist father moves them to New York City in search of an elusive coin. There, Bea meets the decidedly unpopular Nisha Lakewood who may hold the secret to the coin’s whereabouts; but is Bea willing to risk her popularity to find it?
Nisha Lakewood doesn’t fit in anywhere. The kids at school claim she’s a witch with the power to make children fly. Yet at home, Nisha’s fortune-telling aunt finders her disappointingly normal. However, as Nisha’s birthday approaches, things begin to change. The magic she never believed she had is suddenly showing up when she least expects it and the nosy new girl, Bea Brightman, is on to her secret.