This was by far one of the best books I ever read!!!!!
It's the story of Annemarie Wilcox, a.k.a. "Shug". She lives in a small town, just turned 12, is entering middle school, and just realized she's in love with her friend! With the strain of her drunken mother, her workaholic father and mature sister, along with a teacher that hates her, mean girls, a boy who she detests, and her period, Shug tells the story of what life actually is. I've read books that totally fictionalize what it's like to be a girl coming of age. I recommend this book to all girls who have a little bump in the road.