Bulletproof, that's how Jenna Kassarian sees herself. It's all about control: As long as she works hard, nothing can hurt her. So Jenna constantly pushes -- for perfect grades, the ideal boyfriend, the best, best friend. The only problem is, she doesn't know if she can stop. If she relaxes even for a second, she's afraid she'll lose control completely. Then Jenna decides it's now or never. She goes to a party and has one drink. But one drink is all it takes for her perfect facade to shatter. Suddenly she realizes straight A's can't protect you in the real world.
Niki Burnham is the RITA Award-winning author of several books for teens, including Scary Beautiful, Sticky Fingers, and the popular Royally Jacked series about Valerie Winslow. Originally from Colorado, she now lives in Massachusetts. You can find her online at www.nikiburnham.com.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 1, 2005)