14-year-old Trisha Driscoll is a hungry machine, taking in her hometown of Mogsfield, Massachusetts -- a place that has surrendered to neon signs, theme restaurants, and cookie-cutter chain stores. Cynical but naive, Trisha observes the disappointing world from the ignored perspective of a teenager: creepy guys, the unfathomable sadness of the elderly, illegal tattoos, and the wild kingdom of mall culture. Then Trisha links up with a chain-smoking, physically stunted mall rat named Rose, and her life shifts into manic overdrive. A whirlwind exploration of poverty and dropouts, and a furious love story between two weirdo girls, brimming with snarky observations and soulful wonderings on the dazzle-flash emptiness of contemporary culture. Hardcover. "Tea is brilliant." -Publisher's Weekly, starred review. "The novel shines with a kind of beatnik deference to drugs and lust and dangerous youth." -Kirkus Reviews.