As soon as Melinda Sordino steps into Merryweather High, she knows that she is an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so her old friends won't talk to her. She goes in to a state of silence and does not associate with anyone. She keeps to herself; however, that's not so easy either. There is something bothering her, something that she can't seem to get out of her mind. She knows she needs to reveal the truth, she must speak.