What would the average teenager pay to find out what her best friend is saying behind her back? Or to discover if her boyfriend is as faithful as he appears?
For eighteen-year-old Nash Silverman, the running rate is two bucks per secret, and the dirtier, the pricier. She is a Spyglass, one of an elite few in high schools across the country, dedicated to being the informed minority on everything from pop quizzes and parties to hook-ups, make-ups and cruel break-ups. And Nash just might be the best Spyglass since the mystery girl who founded it ten years before.
Now in her senior year, Nash is on the lookout for a freshman to eventually become the next school Spyglass. New girl Rae Valla with her photographic memory seems the perfect choice, and upon accepting Nashs offer, proves as gifted as Nash herself. But when Raes newfound popularity includes dating resident drama queen Alyssa Huongs boyfriend, it ignites a vicious cycle of revenge-- with Nash caught in the middle.
Brushing aside her once-friendship with Nash, Alyssa blackmails her into a deal; turn the entire school against Rae by winter break, or face the revelation of Nashs darkest and most ruinous secret. With only one week until the deadline, Nash must choose between her own reputation and not only the undoing of her friend, but breaking the cardinal rule of the Spyglass-- never, ever lie.
Two bucks? You're joking right?
That's not even a latte. As if. Please. I don't THINK so.
Ten bucks minimum.
You're awash in events here. Pare it down. You create a sense of some sort of network with "high schools across the country" but you never mention that again.
If this is a story of a single school, focus on that, and on the three main characters. And you've never explained the actual mechanics of this. Is she a gussied up blackmailer (I'll keep your secret for ten bucks) or a spy (I'll tell you a secret for ten bucks). You've got an inherent problem making a spy or a blackmailer a sympathetic character but for ten bucks I won't tell anyone.