Dussie wakes up one morning to find two things wrong with her life. She's started her period..and her hair has turned into snakes. 27 snakes, to be exact.
Not sure which is worse, Dussie desperately tries to find a way to get rid of her snakes. Not only do they move around on her head almost constantly, they accidentally turn the boy she likes into stone. But only partial stone. As she struggles with finding a solution to her problem, Dussie starts to see her snakes as part of her personality. Telling the shrink she's hearing voices doesn't help either--although it does get her out of school for a while. Dussie learns things about herself and her family--especially her mom, as she struggles to come to terms with her new 'hair'.
A great, short read.