Tess and Allie have little time for themselves and often argue over trifles. They want to save their friendship and make a pact: Tess is willing to try as a cheerleader, and Allie comes along on a camping trip with the Foster family. After Tess makes a scene during a game and Allie makes one during their camping trip, they discover that true friendship does not necessarily have common hobbies. They end up having a food fight in the school cafeteria and are sent to the principal. There they realize that it's okay to be different.