Pepper Ann Pearson is a nerdy and unpredictable 12-year-old 7th grade girl who attends Hazelnut Middle School. Her arrogance is matched by her friends and family. She is best friends with Milo Kamalani and Nicky Little. Her mother is Lydia Pearson, and she has a little sister named Moose. Her grandma is Miss Chism. She often has elaborate fantasy sequences in which her reflection acts as her conscience during moral dilemmas. Pepper Ann has a crush on Craig Bean. At the end of the title sequence, Pepper Ann always finds something different under her desk (for the first season, it was always "five bucks", but later on in the series, the item would vary, e.g., a mood ring).