Jane White goes by the pen name Gabriel when she writes letters to Bubba, her imaginary enemy. Shes been writing to Bubba (short for Beelzebub) since second grade, blaming him every time something in her life goes wrong. Its never her fault! She doesnt want to admit that her impetuous behavior and smart-mouthed comments often land her in trouble. And now that shes a teenager, Janes slacker ways exude an I-dontcare attitude. But Jane does care. She cares about fitting in at school; she cares that Sharp deMichael and his brothers next door think of her as normal and start excluding her from their offbeat plans; and she definitely cares the day she receives a letter from Bubba. How can an imaginary enemy write back? Just as the time comes for Jane to face her lifelong foeshe must also decide whether or not to assume responsibility for her actions.