Scarlett Ripley is a misanthrope. It isn't that she hates people per se, it's that she'd rather not interact with them. She keeps out of their way and in turn they keep out of hers, except for the few insults and dirty looks on the side, she's content with her situation.
But Littleton, Colorado is not a town for a girl like Scarlett. The people are narrow-minded and there's way too many strip malls. Her school is the worst though - Columbine High is like the melting pot for bogus Christian do-gooder's and dingus jocks in white hats. The worst thing at the school though, would have to be the two goobers she can't seem to get away from. The small, twitchy one that lives in her street and the tall, goofy looking guy that hangs around him. As much as they annoy her she can't seem to get them out of her mind. She'll just have to deal with them for now...