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15-year-old Kim gets transferred from a private girls school to the scrappy high school that has a rep for housing the bad kids. Leaving her old bitchy best friend behind, she is now in new territory and falls under the wing of the bewitching Maria "Sugar" Sweet. Well, she actually falls into a mad crush on Sugar, who is gorgeous, tough, flirtatious, and hard to pin down. Though the book is a girl-on-girl first love story, and it has a refreshing sexiness to it, the story is more about class com ...more
Okay I re-read this (10/12) because I'd forgotten I'd read it (in 10/9/10) and it was actually quite gripping, like an episode of Skins. There's some weird race stuff which I need to think more about, that sort of Sarah Silverman-y "edgy" humor which I actually kind of hate most of the time but there's something real going on in this book so I just went with it. I don't know. I also couldn't parse the class stuff, but I think the narrator is meant to be from a more posh background, or middle-cla ...more