Synopses & Reviews
Meet Andrea Marr, straight-A high school student, thrift-store addict, and princess of the downtown music scene. Andrea is about to experience her first love, first time, and first step outside the comfort zone of high school, with the help of indie rock band The Color Green. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;"After I saw Todd Sparrow something deep inside me began to change. It was not a big change and I didn't shave my head and I didn't really think any differently about my life or Hillside or anything like that. But one glimpse of Todd and you immediately realized how limited you were and all the things you could do if you could just break out of your normal existence and stop worrying about what everyone thought."andlt;/bandgt;
"Nelson writes flawlessly in the voice of Andrea Marr, a tainted innocent who's busy negotiating the mixed messages of modern culture. This mesmeric novel made me laugh out loud and scared me to death." -- Wally Lamb, author of andlt;iandgt;She's Come Undoneandlt;/iandgt;
Told in a voice that reads like the intimate diary of a young woman about to take life on full throttle, this wonderful novel chronicles Andrea Marr's jittery journey from suburban malls to Portland's thriving underground rock scene and back again, as she discovers sex, betrayal and even love.