When Kim Peterson gets a speeding ticket,
her dad offers her a way to retain her driving privileges. If she’ll
write the anonymous teen advice column for his newspaper, she can still
get a car. So Kim becomes “Jamie” of “Just Ask Jamie.” No big deal, she
She answers letters about stuff that’s everyday and
stuff that’s not: parents, piercings, dating, drugs, depression, and
people who are just users. Nothing Kim can’t handle.
But when a
classmate is killed, the letters turn to questions about life, death,
and what it all means. And Kim starts to wonder if she really does have
all the answers — and if not, where to find them. The Christian faith of
her adoptive family? The Buddhism of her Korean heritage? Who can she
turn to — to just ask?