Berkley Castle thinks she has it all. She’s got the right clothes, the right friends, and invitations to the right parties. Unfortunately, she also has a little brother who tends to cramp her style whenever possible and gets on her last nerve on a regular basis.
When a video game goes haywire, Berkley and Braden are transported to various alternate realities where they must fix problems in their relationships. Each alternate reality is a new level of the video game. To move up, they must identify problems with their relationships and do something to make it right.
In the first week, the siblings are transported into the past where Berkley must identify what she did wrong in a relationship with her best friend, Cici. Berkley realizes she has been making that relationship all about her. When she understands that, she learns to be available for Cici while she’s going through a hard time. After all, friends aren’t just there to have fun with; they’re there to go through the hard times together also. Friends are there for each other through joy and pain.
Once they’ve leveled up, week two takes the siblings into an alternate reality in the present. Berkley finds out good friends are willing to sacrifice for each other. She decides to skip the Spring Fling she’s been looking forward to all year to help her best friend.
Week three’s Level Up takes Berkley and Braden into the future where Berkley sees what her life looks like when she’s hanging out with the wrong friends. Through this experience, she realizes good friends make us better. She liked herself better when she was friends with Cici. Good friends help us become who God intends for us to be.
In the final week of Level Up, Berkley and Braden go to a distant future realty where they see older versions of themselves. They catch a glimpse of their relationship with each other, and it doesn’t look good. They barely know each other. When they realize they are forever friends, they level up to complete the game. Other friends come and go, but their relationship will last their whole lives. They decide to try harder to get along. Once they figure this out, they’re able to get out of the video game, and it’s finally game over!