Virgil Salinas is shy and misunderstood.

Valecia Somerset is clever and stubborn.

Kaori Tanaka tells fortunes and reads the stars. 

Chet "the bull" Bullens is the biggest bully in the neighborhood. 

They aren't friends. They don't all go to the same school. But when Chet pulls an unthinkable prank of Virgil and Virgil's pet guinea pig, Gulliver, the lives of these four middle schoolers collide in surprising and unexpected ways. 

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly