Jessica Stevenson is a thirteen-year-old girl. She is an orphan and has spent several years in an orphanage. Whilst at the orphanage, she meets a girl called Velvet and they become friends as well as roommates. They bond on their love of learning. Both Jessica and Velvet win places to study at the famous Global Sparks Academy. Whilst at the academy, they discover something that could change their lives forever. What do you think happens to Jessica and Velvet?