In this LGBT Teen Novel, meet Josephine Jenkins, better kwn as JJ. A senior at Sampson Academy (high school), JJ's a closet poet and a talented writer suffering from stage fright. She's also committed the ultimate lesbian faux pas-she's fallen in love with a straight girl. Kendal McCarthy is uber popular. She's the campus beauty and a cheerleader. But she's still searching for that elusive high school experience that will help her make sense of herself before she leaves for college. When JJ and Kendal cross paths, their lives suddenly become more interesting in ways that neither of them ever imagined. Filled with unique and witty banter courtesy of Queenie McBride, JJ's over-privileged confidant, this tale of incent love exposes the reality of what can happen when two polar opposites collide in a most unexpected way-through the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
Lyndsey D Arcangelo is a freelance writer for various LGBTpublications and a paid columnist for Curve, the nation s bestselling lesbian magazine. She works with LGBT high school kids and is the recipient ofthe Golden Crown Literary Society Award for a debut author. She lives in Buffalo, New York.