Marisa is a sophomore and determined to turn her social status around. She suffers from anxiety disorder, and spent the last quarter of school the year before at home, unable to deal with school or people.
This year seems to be off to a good start. Derek, the boy she likes, seems to like her. Nash, her friend from 4th grade, is interested in being friends again. And Dirk--well, she doesn't know who Dirk is. He runs a radio show for their high school, but no one knows who he really is.
Marisa's life takes a bad turn and knowing who she can depend on is almost a matter of life and death.
Well written, Marissa seems authentic and real.