Join seventeen-year-old Mandy Gray as she experiences the inevitable struggles and difficulties present growing up in small town Georgia.
Amanda Quincy Gray has always dreamed of making it out of her suffocatingly small hometown of Chapel Hill, Georgia. The quirky and lovable product of a back-of-the-truck hookup and subsequent shotgun wedding, Mandy has never felt that she fits into her small town. Through the diary given to her by her mother, Mandy is forced to reconcile her family history, her desire to leave home, her quest to forge her own identity and, of course, the never ending drama surrounding the one and only (and very good-looking) preacher's son, Alexander Hall. From double-shifts at Flo's Diner to midnight ice cream sodas at the local all-hours pharmacy to deep conversations taking place on the football field's fifty yard line, Mandy Gray begins to discover who she is and what it is she wants out of her life.