(Completed) Melanie's been alone for a lot of her life. Her parents never really paid much attention to her, nor did she have many friends. She had been used to it though. But once her parents suddenly died, Melanie is alone for real. She ends up wandering the streets of Chicago, with nowhere to go until Sarah Orzechowski offers her apartment to her. With no other friends, she's dragged along with Sarah to a party, where she meets Ashley Frangipane. A seventeen year old blue-haired girl who depends on sex, cigarettes, and alcohol. Melanie's parents warned her about getting caught up with the wrong people. But Melanie's parents aren't here anymore, she doesn't need to listen. And joining Ashley in her carefree life is just too tempting to pass up.