In “The Summer of Our Discontent“, we met Shara Shinnok, who moved from San Francisco, California to Harrison Creek, Oregon around the same time that her cousin Tanya Shinnok (a girl who was disliked by many of the town’s citizens) disappears without a trace. Shara discovers that Tanya had left a series of unanswered questions and four distraught friends named Mara Llewellyn, Stuart Greer, Irene Haughton, and Pearl Tanner, who are wondering why their best friend and leader vanished. No one really knows the truth about Tanya (which only the four other kids know), and there are some that Tanya had tried to keep a secret.
In “The Beginning of the End“, Shara and the “Teen Rebels” (which Mara, Stuart, Irene, and Pearl are known due to their refusal to bully Tanya when their friends and classmates were doing so) are currently attending Harrison Creek High School, Which is quickly becoming a war zone between two groups: The Anti-Tanya Club (a club for all those who hate Tanya Shinnok and her friends) and the Upright Students Brigade (a group of students who are trying to stop them from imposing the need to bully Tanya’s friends on the rest of the school). Also, many strange and completely unnecessary school rules are created that nearly cause riots and more than one, and the Teen Rebels are punished for their friendship with Tanya in more ways than one.
But nothing in the world is going to prepare the kids for a shocking twist that could spell the end of everything that they thought they knew about Tanya.
- 10 Things I Learned When I Moved To Los Angeles (thenakedbohemian.com)