16-year-old Lauren knows only a handful of queer kids at her high school in Duluth, Minnesota, and she’s not interested in dating any of them. Then she gets invited to the Twin Cities by a group of kids who are creating an online sci-fi story together. There, she meets two other queer girls, Sierra and Blake. What follows is a tender but intense exploration of emotional abuse, and the people who help us when we don’t even know we need help.
Lauren thinks she has a pretty good life—so why is it that she feels crazy most of the time? She figures it’s nothing she can’t fix by getting her first girlfriend and doing better at school. But how is she ever going to find a girlfriend in Duluth, Minnesota?
When she meets a group of kids who are telling a science fiction story online and gets invited down to the Twin Cities, she gets more attention than she ever expected, from two very different girls: charming Sierra and troublesome Blake.
Blake helps Lauren understand that she’s not the crazy one in her life. But Blake’s attention—and insights into life and living with bipolar disorder—threaten to destroy everything Lauren has created for herself, including her relationship with Sierra.
Cis girls: Lauren
Sexual and Romantic Orientation:
Lauren is a lesbian and homoromantic
Sierra and Blake (side characters) are bisexual/queer and biromantic
Lauren is white and Jewish
Blake is bipolar