New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2006.
169 p. ; 22 cm.
A Junior Library Guild selection.
As her senior year in high school approaches, Mina yearns to find her own path in life but working at the family business, taking care of her little sister, and dealing with her mother's impossible expectations are as stifling as the southern California heat, until she falls in love with a man who offers a way out.