"Portia's Exclusive and Confidential Rules on True Friendship" by Anna Hays is a fun pre-teen drama book. The story starts off with Portia and her best friend Amy. Portia is the detective that's afraid of math (this stereotype is fixed towards the end when she gets an A on a pop quiz). Amy is the fashionista that's constantly shopping and designing. Then, an animal crazy girl named Misty enters the scene, and she takes to Portia. As Portia's friendship with Misty grows, Amy becomes jealous and does some underhanded deeds. Also integrated into the story is Portia's long lost father who appears to be some sort of international spy; the full story is probably explained in the previous book of this series. Overall, this book is fun for pre-teen girls. It has action, drama, animals, fashion, and innocent romance.