After a summer ensconced with Matty, Jenna is worried that she's lost touch with her BFF's Tamara and Ming. Everyone suspects that Sadie is pregnant. Although they're back from Europe, Jake and Tamara can't seem to stop practicing their French. Jenna finds herself in a creative writing class with a tyrannical teacher.
When Matty has a fight with his parents and comes to stay at the Hamilton's, Jenna misses having her personal space. Tamara crashes the cheerleaders sleepover and after a ouija board revelation about Ricky's death, learns a little something about Sadie as well.
Jenna and the gang crash an upscale Halloween party and Jenna gains a new perspective on her life and friends. Sadie retrieves a golden trophy that she believes is rightfully hers and meets a potential new friend in the process.
Jenna is challenged to read something revealing at a local open mike night but has second thoughts when she finds her parents in the audience. Meanwhile Jake and Matty have a boy's night. New guy Colin likes Jenna's writing and afterwards...
Collin invites Jenna to an art opening for a photographer that she and Matty liked but when Matty bails to help Jake with a party that Tamara is co-hosting, Jenna finds out that her interest in Collin is mutual. Lissa confesses that she's convinced that she killed Ricky with second-hand peanut sauce.
Jenna decides to throw a bbq in the hopes of warming her friends up to her and Collin's budding relationship. But when their support is withheld in more ways than one, Jenna takes drastic measures against her besties.
It's time for Jenna to get back on the straight and narrow, but she's done more damage to her friends and family than a little campaigning can fix. Will they forgive her or will she have to go to extremes to right her wrongs?