SynopsisFor some, the high school years are the glory days, for others, a time best forgotten. For the students at Kingston High School, these are the only days that matter. Sam, a quiet boy next door, grapples with the aftermath of his first sexual experience with his best friend Maddie. Aaron, the self absorbed school genius finds the only obstacle on his path to valedictorian is a pesky feminist English teacher hell-bent on ruining him. Jax has always felt like a girl trapped in a boy's body. While her parents accept her decision to live as "Sally", she struggles to find that same acceptance in the halls of her school and strikes up an unexpected friendship along the way. As homecoming week approaches, each of their struggles, along with the struggles of their peers, begin to take on mythical proportions.
ExcerptOh God, I think I’m going to puke.
I made it to the huge trash bin at the side of the football practice field just in time to spill the partially digested remnants of my lunch into the bin. From the look of it, I wasn’t the first person to empty my stomach today.
Gotta love hell week. The big homecoming game against our rival high school was coming up and coach was hell-bent on whipping us into shape before then. That or killing us. It was hard to tell sometimes.
As I stood up and wiped the corners of my mouth with the back of my hand, I saw Benji running up to join me, but he didn’t quite make it and his Pepto Bismol pink vomit splattered across the grass before mingling with mine in in the trash.
“Welcome to the party Benji,” I said as I slapped him on the back.
“How can you be joking right now? I feel like ass.” He didn’t look so good either, but he was bigger than me, so I wasn’t about to say it.
“Benji, let me tell you something. One day we will reflect on these times and say something profound.”