Pepper Ann Pearson, a spunky too-cool-for-7th-grade girl, has just started middle school. It's yearbook photo day and just when Pepper Ann was thinking her life couldn't get any trashier, she gets a zit. The solution? Zit cream, but she'll have to go to Abe's Mall (or commonly called The Abys Mall, as in your life will be abysmal if you are seen there) to get the cream. At least there's an advantage, a 50% discount!