Sex, or no sex? While Tess figures it out, you’ll “fall in love with this off-beat story—and its rich lesson about living a life without guarantees” (Publishers Weekly).
Tess Whistle is a high school junior with ridiculous problems. Her best friend is plotting the annihilation of a neighborhood poodle. Her parents are newly-born-again Christians who just moved to a survivalist Outward Bound–type camp in Utah. And Tess is about to lose her virginity—under a canoe—to her serious boyfriend, Ben Easter.
Luckily, none of these dramatic turns spell catastrophe. Because Tess Whistle is a high school junior who is about to discover that, ridiculous as her life may seem, she is finding out exactly who it is she wants to be.
Kristen Tracy is the author of Lost It, Crimes of the Sarahs, and Hung Up. She has received three Pushcart nominations and her poems and stories have appeared in various journals and reviews. She is the coeditor of A Chorus for Peace: A Global Anthology of Poetry by Women. Kristen lives in Rhode Island.