Skye, a teenage girl, knows the mall and drugs and the loyalty of her best friend, Bombsie. Our future, in which she lives, is hedonistic and youth oriented; those who believe in God get a mind-wipe, and old folks can be euthanized at sixty-five. The state is an overpowering presence and BillyBoysthe copsare a real and constant threat. The concept of family has scant meaning, and the young people know little of morality, living by an us-against-them ethic and believing that pleasure is the sole purpose of life. When Skye is forced to participate in preparations for her grandmothers euthanasia, she finds herself in the thick of a group of loonies and criminals that she and her friends have always hated and even physically attackedChristians. Furiously, she struggles to maintain her selfish existence against the implacable new force of selflessness, which asks of her the unthinkablethe impossible sacrifice.