Fourteen-year-old Trisha Driscoll is a self-described loner whose family expects nothing from her. While her mother lies on the couch in a hypochondriac haze and her sister aspires to be on The Real World, Trisha struggles to find her own place ...
among the neon signs, theme restaurants, and cookie-cutter chain stores of her hometown.
After being hired and then abruptly fired from Ohmigod!, the trendiest clothing shop at Square One Mall, Trisha befriends a chain-smoking, physically stunted mall-rat named Rose. In a whirlwind exploration of drugs, sex, poverty, and tattoos, Trishas life is shifted into manic overdrive as she finds herself involved in the most unexpected and thrilling romance with the Rose of No Mans Land.