Seventeen year-old Imogene?'s tough, rebellious nature has caused her more harm than good-so when her family moves to Newford, she decides to reinvent herself. She won't lose her punk/thrift-shop look,but she'll try to avoid the gangs, work a little harder at school, and maybe even stay out of trouble for a change. Her first friend at Redding High?, Maxine, is her exact opposite. Everyone considers Maxine a straight-A loser, but as Imogene soon learns, it's really Maxine's mother who's rules make it impossible for her to speak up for her true self. Oddly,the friendship works. Imogene helps Maxine to loosen up, Maxine keeps Imogene in line. But trouble shows up anyway. Imogene catches the eye of Redding?'s bullies, as well as the school's resident teenage ghost. Then she gets on the wrong side of a gang of malicious fairies. When her imaginary childhood friend, Pelly?, actually manifests, Imogene realizes that the impossible is all too real, and unfortunately, she's caught the eye of some of its more sinister members.