Butch, self-labelled weirdo Jesse and femme, closeted, preppy Emily have little in common except their once-a-week makeout sessions in the library. Jesse is focused on fighting corporate sponsorship as the two deal with multiple ‘issues’.
Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman’s boots. She’s the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She’s vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend.
These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate “private time” they share every Tuesday afternoon. Jesse wishes their relationship could be out in the open, but Emily feels she has too much to lose. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a heated school conflict, they each have to decide what’s more important: what you believe in, or the one you love?
Cis girls: Jesse, Emily
Not mentioned in the book. Presumed to be the same as the characters’ sexual orientation.
White: Emily, Jesse
This book is incredibly biphobic/bimisic