"The world didn't seem to offer much to people like Billy and me--the gutless. All we could do was envy others and destroy ourselves.'" Katie Wilson is sixteen, lonely, bored and slowly starting to hate herself and everyone around her. Tired of stupid conversations with her bitchy friends, she seeks solace in the abandoned huts just outside of the school grounds. There she reluctantly befriends the school outcast Billy Garner and her life takes a dangerous turn. Katie rapidly creates a world of lies, jealousy, and obsession until her grip on reality finally diminishes and a tragedy occurs.