Whenever Mya Brooks thinks about it, her palms get sweaty, she gets a queasy feeling in the pit of her stomach, and her mouth goes desert-dry. Starting high school can do that to a girl. She soon discovers that fitting in at Eastbrook High School is the key to survival.
As Mya and her friends begin grade 10, their friendship is put to the test. Jasmine Price always vowed she’d never hang out with a popular girl after one of them walked off with her boyfriend, but she believes she has what it takes to be one of them. She thinks she can beat them at their own game. Roland is searching for a girlfriend. He finds someone he likes, and he thinks she likes him, but she’s his teacher. Mya’s parents keep having the same fight, and she’s losing her best friend, Jasmine, to the popular crew.
As Mya, Jasmine, and Roland deal with the challenges in their families and their friendship, can they resist the pressure and battle through the secrets and lies? Or will the rulers of the school break them one by one?