Jenna Raynes just moved to Elbin with her mother. She was less then thrilled with the idea, especially having already started her senior year in high school back home. When she manages to paint a target on her back on the first day in her new school, things get complicated. Between the disgusting bully Gruntz, blue-eyed and attractive Cory, and tormented old Mrs. Stokely, Jenna manages to get herself tangled in a web of old town politics and gossip that make her want to run in the other direction. Not that she was going to. A persistent sense of loyalty to Mrs. Stokely draws her into a war, not only with the students in her school, but with the gossip-mongering adults as well. She will do everything in her power to put a stop to the unfair shunning of Mrs. Stokely, though the consequences may be more than she is prepared to handle.