Simi has to join a new school in a new city. But the three-time academic award winner of Bhaarti Bhavan is suddenly a nobody at Newton International School. She discovers that a boy named Parth who dresses in shabby clothes and torn shoes is much smarter than her. The popular girl Alisa has a mean streak. Simi's only confidant is her pet goldfish Goldie as she navigates annoying older siblings and her mother's chemotherapy. With so many changes in her life will Simi learn to choose her human friends wisely stand up tall for herself and defend her real friends?
Arti Sonthalia loves books and stories, but if you ever see smoke coming out of her kitchen you know she is trying to cook something quirky and silly! And maybe you could drop by and try some of her strange food. She already has a bunch of books, Big Bully and M-me (which was nominated for the Crystal Kite Asia Awards) Hungry To Read, Best Friends Forever (won the Ficci book of the year award 2020) Hungry To Play (shortlisted for the Neev Awards 2020) and her new book Read Write Race. If you scroll through YouTube looking for her, you'll find her as a TEDx speaker. Besides reading and writing, Sonthalia enjoys long walks and chocolates too!