Violet is in for the shock of her life when she goes from urban to suburban with her mom and finds a drastic difference between schools. Not only is there a popular crowd, but even the teachers show blatant favoritism. With her acerbic wit and acute sense of social justice, Violet decides to take matters into her own hands and use her first amendment right by starting a school tabloid with her new friend Cornelia exposing the embarrassing secrets of the popular kids that rule the school. Along the way she mistakenly publishes information on her only crush, and soon finds out that the pen is mightier than the sword. Now Violet must try to heal the deep wounds she has cast.