shug has been my favorite book yet, I am currently reading Lush. these books relate in ways. they are both about a young girl about 12-13, and both their parents are not there really. In Shug her mom is the alcoholic, but Sammy(Lush)'s dad is the alcoholic. In shug her dad is never home, and in Lush(name;Sammy)her mom does yoga non-stop. i would recomend either, or both of these books to read. they are both the ideal teenager story. i have just turned thirteen and i related to these books, besides m parents. i love the, and they aren't anything like Shug's or Sammy's. But i love these books, they are great! My favoritess ever, i am going to read Scarlette next, sounds like another good one.