With a partially-shaved head, purple Doc Marten boots, and the sinkingrealization that no one in a fifty-mile radius has ever heard of her favoriteall-female punk band Lite Brite, thirteen-year-old Sydney Vicious Talcottwants to be anywhere but her new home of Beaver Dam, NC, especiallywhen mean girl Bethany Winters treats her like the punchline to everyjoke. But just as life begins to seem more tolerable with her two newbook-nerd friends and a growing appreciation for the beauty of theAppalachian Mountains, Sydney discovers that a shady corporation isplanning to build an environmentally damaging asphalt plant right next tothe school. Her attempts to work through the system to stop the plant’sconstruction fail, so it’s up to Sydney to fight the corporation and theirpolitical lackeys the only way she can, using the do-it-yourself tools shehas learned from punk rock. But before she can triumph, Sydney, herfamily, and friends must endure bullying, harassment, immigration raids,and more. This is a paperback book.