Melissa Gabe is a new student at Marcher High. Her life is hard enough with out being a new student; she already had a 14-year-old sister recovering fro a traumatic disease that could come back at any moment. She hopes with the help of her new friends she can pull through if it gets any worse. She soon discovers Damon, her childhood friend, Noel a puck hardcore sweetheart, and Sam a funny smart-ass, have crushes on her. But is she ready to have a boyfriend in the middle of her crazy messed up life that on the outside is normal, but on the inside is as crappy as her Spanish teacher? Will she fall for these good looking boys, find someone else, or just be friends until her crappy life is at least as good as ice tea? Read about Melissa Gabe's "Traumatic Life As A Teenager."