If she could bring some of those people closer together, her life would be a lot easier. A party might help, but her parents probably won't let her have one.
But wait! Her parents are going away for four days. Claudia convinces her sister that a quiet little gathering of friends will be okay. But unfortunately for Claudia, the party isn't quiet or little - and it's definitely not okay.
For ages 8 to 12.
(From the Baby-Sitters Club Series shelf.)