Author(s): Annameekee Hesik
Abbey Brooks has recovered from her end-of-freshman-year heartbreak and has vowed that this year, her sophomore year at Gila High, will be different in every way. Her to-do list: get her driver’s license, come out to her mom, get (and keep) a girlfriend, and survive another year of basketball. As always, though, nothing goes according to plan. Who will be there for her as her plans start to unravel? Who will bring her back to life after another round of heartache and betrayal? These remain a mystery—even to Abbey.
But one thing is for sure, she’s not confused about who she is. And that is going to make all the difference.
Annameekee Hesik came out when she was fifteen and has since been obsessed with rainbows. After successfully surviving high school in Tucson, AZ, she earned her BA in English Lit from UC Davis and her MA in Education from UC Santa Cruz. She is thrilled she finally decided to become a high school English teacher. When she isn't helping students learn to enjoy literature or dressing up as the Super Recycler or Grammar Police, she spends her time in Santa Cruz, CA, walking her dogs, napping in her hammock, riding bikes with her wife, slurping down mocha shakes, and writing books that she hopes will help lesbian and questioning teens feel like they're not the only you-know-who girls in the world. Her debut YA novel, The You Know Who Girls: Freshman Year is a Benjamin Franklin Independent Publishers Award winner and Curve Magazine calls its sequel, Driving Lessons, "jaunty and smooth, with the swish of a basket that's nothing but net." Find out more at www.annameekee.com