This story is about a young biracial girl named Desirae. Her and her sister Kim struggled to fit in, they were too white for the black kids, but too ratchet for the white kids. In an attempt to fit in with the project kids, Desirae and Kim join the neighborhood gang, the Insane Garfield Crips... The leader of the gang had a soft spot for young Desirae and used his influence over her to sleep with her. Their relationship flourished and money came in faster than they could spend. After Desirae's man gets locked up for a shooting, she and her sister Kim take control of the gang. In each chapter, Desirae describes an entire year of what her life is like being a Crip gang member.