Nicki resents her mom for moving them to Queens, where they live in a cramped apartment with her mom's boyfriend McLennon, away from her dad. Her little brother, Jerry, though, loves McLennon and doesn't even care if he never sees his dad again. Nicki is angry that her mom is planning to divorce her dad, who her mom says uses cocaine. She starts ditching school and going to parties as a way to rebel. When her dad finds her and tells her he's moving to Queens, Nicki is eager to live with him. But what will Nicki do when she realizes that all the things her mom said about her dad are actually true?