This LGBT Young Adult novel features over-privileged and over-confident Queenie McBride who quickly realizes that college isn't as easy as her private high school. When Queenie meets Pudge, a homeless LGBT teen, her entire world is forever changed. With the help of her roommate JJ and new friend Izzy, Queenie leaves her old habits behind and becomes the person she has always wanted to be.
Meet Josephine Jenkins, better known as JJ! A high school senior, JJ has committed the ultimate lesbian faux pas—she’s fallen in love with straight girl Kendal McCarthy, the uber popular campus cheerleader. When JJ and Kendal cross paths through JJ's writing and Emily Dickinson's poetry, their lives suddenly become more interesting than either imagined in this tale of innocent teen love.