Sixteen-year-old Sydney is secretly fighting a battle against depression. She has a fog that settles around her that makes it hard to be around people, make eye contact and even get out of bed in the morning. Her outgoing older sister Abby is planning to do a version of The Vagina Monologues for school. Sydney hates to talk or even think about sex, so she basically wants to crawl in a hole and not go to school that day. And now her classmate Paul has started sending her texts and pictures. Sydney doesn't understand why someone would like her, and she's even more nervous about her own feelings. Despite being uncomfortable about sex and relationships, with the help of her family, friends and her therapist, she takes small steps out of her comfort zone to learn about what she calls the most dangerous thing about sex - female desire.
This was a quick and easy read. The whole book flowed well and had great characters. I could relate to Sydney and was definitely rooting for her! She had a great support system. I loved how important family was. Although I'm not religious I did like that the family embraced and celebrated their Jewish customs and traditions. I thought The Vagina Monologues was an interesting touch and it brought everything together nicely.