'Our greatest challenge isn't speaking up against our enemies, but defying those whose approval we seek the most'. Storm Jackson is a thirteen-year-old girl who everybody envies. She's smart, popular and pretty, with well-off parents and a big house. Every boy wants to be her boyfriend. That will never change, right? Wrong! When her teacher assigns a project to the class, Storm finds herself partnered with the new girl, Stella Johnson. At first, the popular girl is horrified to have a sad-eyed partner that nobody's friends with. However, time goes on and the two girls develop a close friendship. But, will it all be ruined when Storm discovers the reason why her new friend is so miserable? What is this 'important' reason? Find out in 'THE PAINFUL TRUTH'.