Lexie’s boyfriend, also a high school senior. He has his heart set on Princeton; his parents, who he has nicknamed “Cliff and Clair” due to their “Cosbyish vibe,” met at Princeton as undergraduates. Lexie and Brian have sex for the first time on Halloween, and, after that, often sneak off to sleep together. When Lexie becomes pregnant, she fantasizes aloud to Brian about her dreams of having a baby with him, but Brian shuts her down, telling her she’s “crazy” and that he does not want to be “that guy—another black kid [who] knocked up a girl before he even graduated.”
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...Richardson, while Moody and Izzy, inspired by Pearl and Mia, take Bebe’s side. Lexie and Brian also argue amongst themselves about May Ling—Brian’s father has sided with the McCulloughs, but his... (full context)