FROM A KINNELON LIBRARY TEEN REVIEWER:
Annemarie Wilcox, or "Shug" as her family calls her, is beginning middle school. She feels all out of place, and the last word she would use to describe herself is pretty. However, her perfect sister Celia is gorgeous, and Annemarie would do anything to be her. All of the boys chase Celia and she’s got a great group of friends. Annemarie was happy with her life and her two best friends, Mark and Elaine, but not when she turns twelve. Suddenly everybody has to be boyfriend and girlfriend and life is a popularity contest. Annemarie secretly might like Mark, she’s jealous of all of the other girls with boyfriends, and Elaine is suddenly popular. The seventh grade dance is coming up, and, oh boy, no way is Shug going. Nope. Never.
"Shug" is an awesome read and definitely worthwhile. It’s like Meg Cabot says, "Shug shines!"