For the first time that she can remember, Maya Stark is beginning to
feel like a “normal” teenager. Even with her mother in jail for drug
possession and her pop-star father away on his comeback tour, Maya’s new
life with her uncle Allen and cousin Kim is coming together. Summer
vacation’s just beginning, and with a new job, a new boyfriend, and a
new car (hybrid, of course), things are finally starting to look up.

that doesn’t mean life is about to get any easier. Maya’s still devoted
to living Green, and her uncle offers her a Green column in his
newspaper. With the opportunity to make a difference in the town’s
attitude toward the environment, Maya wonders how this fits with her
newfound commitment to Christ. And if she can really consider herself a
Christian when her feelings toward a fellow youth group member are
anything but loving…