Ashley Summers is the books main character. She manuevers through never ending racial undertones in her relationship with her boyfriend/turned husband Adisa. She experiences things most White people never get exposed to and it's very interesting how she handles these experiences. Plus, they each have to come to terms with the extent that our societal programming of different cultures impacts their relationship. Ashley also deals with her self esteem issues. She learns how to come to terms with her feelings, something she has never done before. She also struggles to control her anxiety and depression, two more issues that are very wide spread in this society.
Maybe there's someone out there who has had similar experiences?