The screen adaptation of Robin Klein's classic best-seller, "Hating Alison Ashley" is a comic and poignant portrayal of the dilemmas of being a teenager. In it schoolgirl rivalries, first kisses and embarrassing families all combine misunderstanding, awkwardness and insecurity to eventually map the road to true friendship. Meet 14 year old Erica Yurken (Saskia Burmeister), commonly know as 'Yuk' or 'Erk', she's a melodramatic teenager with a love of Romeo and Juliet. Yuk is entirely convinced that she's a cut above the other students at Barringa East, must have been secretly adopted and is destined for greater things. In order to deal with her very ordinary life she daydreams about being a famous movie star, great heroine and almost anything else that takes her away from the hum drum world of Barringa East.