Zoey Trask is at the end of her rope. Her mother was murdered in a random mugging a year ago. Her younger brother, Ben, is on the autistic spectrum and needs constant supervision. It's senior year, and she'sthe new girl at a weird private school in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, full of kids who seem too nice to be true - including a very cute boy named Pete. Her martial arts and survivalist-obsessed father insisted on teaching her everything he knows … which is just great for her social life.