The sole purpose of a character like Tara is the effect someone like her has in today’s society. Even though feminism is strongly evident in current times, it also takes a back-seat what with those modern Aphrodite’s and men who refuse to believe that women are equivalent to them. She’s a wake-up call, even though she isn’t exactly a feminist type as she mainly hates her own gender, or at least the women who use their feminine wiles to get men instead of using their cranium. She is the result of a male-dominated world, and she stereo-types herself by wearing clothing men would go “ga-ga” over but doesn’t wear overly-sexy clothing to do it. She obviously prefers the male gender over the female, but people sometimes mistake her fondness for boy’s clothes and pop-culture as classic lesbian or bi-sexual behavior. She is clearly straight, but was more inclined to play with toy trucks as a child rather than dolls, making her seem confused by people who do not know her and judge her based on her appearance she puts forth. She comes in contact with people like “Ditzy Deena” who question her masculine motives which result in an attack on Tara’s part. Her best friend is Tobey, who is an intellectual, yet cool boy that answers all the questions she has about his gender in a comical fashion. He is familiar to her and she feels comfortable talking to him. Their relationship is platonic, although sometimes they give the audience a hope that someday they will become involved which makes it more readable and intriguing to the fans. Men should read it to get a grasp of why women of today are so confusing, they have to struggle with men and women ridiculing them on a daily basis and barely know who they are anymore. Women should read it because it shows them that they are not alone in the struggle to find themselves. I’m sure everyone has come across a tomboy like Tara in their time, whether or not she was accepted or ridiculed by them is up to the audience to know.