When one hears the phrase: color theory, the color wheel might come to mind. Remove the word 'theory' and 'color' takes on a whole new meaning. Color Theory is a novel about changing your perspective on the people around you. Charletta Thompson-a self-proclaimed anxious introvert-gives a candid and witty account of her junior year in high school: navigating friendships, academics, romance, and preparing for life after graduation.
Charletta tries to do good but trouble keeps following her. Her house no longer feels like home, and Charletta can't handle the pressure to be perfect anymore, moving in with her Auntie Rose seems to be the best solution. Charletta's parents agree to let her go under the condition that she stays out of trouble. When Charletta transfers to the high school zoned for her Aunt's neighborhood, keeping her promise to her parents becomes harder than she could have ever imagined.