Miss Sweet Tea is a new girl at Josh and JB's school. She's beautiful and often wears pink Reeboks. All the boys are taken with her, but she's especially interested in JB. At first, Miss Sweet Tea is nice to Josh as well but after Josh throws the ball at JB and nearly breaks his nose, she starts treating him with disdain and disgust. Though Josh remains attracted to her throughout the novel, he refers to her at this point as "the girl who stole my brother" and blames her exclusively for the fact that JB won't forgive him. Josh's narration implies that he thinks of Miss Sweet Tea as more of an object of attraction than a full human in her own right; he doesn't mention her given name, Alexis, until a passage that implies that she's the one speaking her name. This begins to change when Josh learns that Miss Sweet Tea also loves basketball and, most importantly, has a sister who attends Duke, the college that Josh would like to attend one day. They make up in the end when Josh accepts her invitation to a college basketball game and simultaneously accepts that she's an important part of JB's life.