At seventeen Simone Thibodeaux is fed up with her over-protective mother's insistance on micro-managing her life, like picking her prom date from a "nice" Haitian immigrant family, and anyway she is determined to attend with Gavin Stackhouse (even if he does not know that yet); so together with her fellow late-bloomer friends Simone comes up with a bucket list of rule-breaking (like cutting classes, and sneaking out of the house)--but soon things get complicated, and Simone has to decide which rules are worth breaking, and which should just be left alone.
Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
Families -- New Jersey -- Fiction.
Family life -- New Jersey -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Haitian American families -- Fiction.
Haitian American teenagers -- Fiction.
Haitian Americans -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
New Jersey -- Fiction.
Proms -- Fiction.