Kim’s life keeps getting turned upside down-first her mom walks out on the family to be with a young stud in the Bahamas, her father compensates by making Martha Stewart look like Pigpen and she gets transferred from her posh private school to the king of all bad reputation public schools, Ravendene. Once at Ravendene, Kim meets Sugar-the queen of the school and without any warning finds herself falling in love with her.
There is none of the teenage angst of “what, I just kissed a girl?” drama in this novel but rather an almost acceptance by Kim that balances against the turmoil of Sugar in every aspect of her being. First person point of view lets Kim develop for the reader. The only other main character, Sugar, unfolds before us like a character in a movie with little introspection. The setting is irrelevant to the storyline and fairly minimum. Kim’s process of discovering life drives the plot. 2004, 279 pages.