This fictional novel written by Kristin Levine is set in Little Rock, Arkansas during the segregation of 1957. Levine takes her reader on what may have happened if you (were young and naive) during that time period. The main character is a thirteen-year-old Caucasian female named Marlee. She doesn‘t talk much until she makes friends with Liz, which is a new student at West Side Junior High. They soon become best friends.