Grounded! Carole Hanson can't believe it. No phone, no TV, no hanging out with friends, no job, and absolutely no Pine Hollow. One stupid, thoughtless act and everything has changed. Stevie Lake is an expert at being grounded. It seems as if she's been stuck at home forever, and she's starting to wonder if she'll ever be free. Then something wonderful happens. Her parents give her one day of liberty. Nothing could be better than spending it with her boyfriend, Phil, and their friend A.J.--until A.J.'s reckless behavior puts them all at risk.