Sixteen-year-old Maggy's life consists of trying to be invisible at school, taking care of her alcoholic mother, and spending all the time she can at the Blue Mirror, a downtown café. There, with a cappuccino and her sketchbook, she creates a world she calls "The Blue Mirror." But everything changes when she meets Cole, a charismatic runaway. Maggy is intrigued by Cole and the girls who follow him, childlike Jouly and strange Marianne. When Cole says that he loves her, Maggy comes alive. As they become more involved and Maggy looks at him with all her heart, she sees something far more dangerous than she may be capable of handling. . . .