Carrie White is an outcast - bullied at school, and abused at home. Womanhood makes a very startling and traumatic introduction, and changes Carrie's life forever. The only relief she finds is in her ability to move things with her mind; it's her intimate secret, yet the breaking point isn't far away. Her secret will get out, sooner or later, and perhaps even mete out revenge.
Phoebe Shaw and her best friend Jacqueline want nothing more than to escape Denton Street and see more of the world. After graduation, their plans are set in motion, however the symptoms of a strange sickness strike their neighbourhood; something awful that targets young women. Afraid for her future, Phoebe remains determined to break away, but her fate, and that of Jacqueline's, become more uncertain by the minute.