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Sharon Cherski is sick of being perfect. She's not, okay? Everyone just, like, thinks she is. Sharon, a sophomore at Liberty High, is the school "good girl". She plays the clarinet in the school band, is on the yearbook staff, organized the World Happiness Dance, volunteers at the Teen Hotline, and is an after-school tutor. She flosses after every meal and wears a lot of pink. As if that wasn't enough, she is perpetually perky; she was voted Best Hooters in the sophomore class.
Sharon, daughter of Camille and Andy Cherski, is growing up fast, too fast. Her rapid physical development and rise to popularity as the school "good girl" puts a strain on her long friendship with Angela, whom she had known all her life. They had been in Girl Scouts together and Angela had been there to help her after her tonsillectomy. It didn't help things that Sharon was first, of the two, to get a boyfriend. Sharon began dating a jock named Kyle, to whom she gave up her virginity, but eventually dumped him because she wasn't actually in love with him. After much trauma. including a heart attack for Sharon's father, Andy, she and Angela reconciled their differences, Sharon also became friends with Angela's friend Rayanne, though neither wanted to admit it.
Sharon likes Buffalo Tom and she really likes Brad Pitt.
Sharon: "I think it really all comes down to what they kept drilling into us in Girl Scouts."
Angela: "What? Sell more cookies?"
He peels off my clothes like a starving man would peel an orange.
His lips taste my juicy sweetness.
My legs tangle with his.
We become one being, a burning furnace in the cold cement basement of love.
Sharon: "Oh god, do you know how over my life will be when people find out I wrote it?"
Rayanne: "Do you know how over mine's gonna be when they find out I didn't?"
Sharon: "Maybe you just haven't found the right person yet."
Rayanne: "I've tried every type of person."
Sharon: "Hey! I broke up with Kyle. I have a total right to screw up my midterms."
Rayanne: "More like an obligation."
"The copy machine ATE our mid-terms!"
Angela: "You had, like, intercourse?"
Sharon: "Like, constantly!"
(to Rayanne): 'Over the edge'. That's like your address, right?
Sharon: "I'm going to Kyle, I'm going to tell him the truth, and then I'm going to never have sex again with anyone, until I know it's absolutely the exact right person that I am in complete and total love."
Rayanne: "I just hope Brad Pitt's available...and in the tri-state area."
Brian: "Hey, I don't even know where the Pleasure Center is."
Sharon: "Don't worry. I'll show you."