In April of 2001, L. Divine began work on her series of books for young adults appropriately titled Drama High. As a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, L. Divine noticed a rapid decline of literacy among youth. Her motivation for writing for teenagers was to create material that would simply inspire them to read for pleasure.
At South Bay High, the drama just keeps on growing...
In the long-awaited 15th volume of the Drama High series, Street Soldiers picks up with a murder in front of Jayd's grandparents' house. Mama and Daddy are convinced the police have the wrong suspect in custody and have joined forces to help organize the neighborhood and find the real killer. Mickey's ex-boyfriend has been arrested for the gruesome act, which is more like their wicked next-door neighbor, Esmeralda, and her shape-shifting boyfriend, Rousseau's handiwork. And, to make matters worse, Esmeralda's influence in the community is growing stronger every day as are the powers of her top apprentices and Jayd's best frenemies, Misty and Emilio.
With two of Jayd's closest friends, Mickey and Nigel, at war over the custody of Mickey's daughter, Jayd's ex-boyfriend, Rah going back to his ex-girlfriend, Trish without Jayd's knowledge and having to witness her most recent love, Jeremy pretend to date her newest enemy, Cameron, Jayd's had just about all the drama she can take...and it's only the beginning of their senior year. Keenan, her new college coffee buddy, is the only one who can take her mind off of her chaotic life.
Jayd soon decides that it's time to make some changes and get rid of anyone-and anything-holding her back.