Everyone knows its not easy being a teenager.... Especially when youre a teenager. Certainly, every kid has to go through the rebelling against the parents stage its a requirement to shape your own identity. But with Kim, a bad attitude has almost become an obsession. Her mom is always getting on her case...(why cant she just leave her alone?)... And her dad has become detached, wrapped up in his own problems. There may also be resentment of his bringing the family to the brink of poverty... not long ago in her life, there were certain luxuries that enhanced her status with her peers. Perhaps these new feelings of inadequacy are closing her off, and bringing a new hard edge to her. She was always wildly individualistic, anyway.
Its a surprise to Kim that shes hooked on her boyfriend, Jeremy. She knows hes not good enough for her. Sometimes she feels he doesnt even care about her. Maybe thats why she doesnt treat him so well, because hes such a jerk, and shes mad at herself for liking the jerk. Maybe she also stays with him because she knows Jeremy aggravates her mom. What a screwed-up relationship. What a screwed-up life!
One good thing about being a teenager is you can get away with being mixed up and crazy...after all, youre not a grown-up yet. Little does Kim know, however, that a disturbing turn-of-events will force her to grow up very, very fast. Almost to the point where she must assume the parental role, when she discovers she is the last hope for her familys survival. However, when one so completely unprepared and inexperienced is expected to salvage such a desperate and ugly situation, it may be asking a little too much...
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