Nida Afroz, a seventeen-year-old girl who, studies in a boarding school in Simla, believes in living life to the fullest. She has friends to laugh with, a boyfriend to cry with and a pen name through which she writes funny stories in Goosebumps, a weekly fun paper they have in their hostel. She belongs to the royal family of Jammu, a fact that no one really knows about her except for Maahi, her childhood and best friend and Haseeb, her boyfriend.
Things turn upside down when she receives the wedding card of her mother. She left Nida's father, after he met with an accident and lost both his legs. The news of her Mom's second marriage spreads like wildfire in her hostel and Nida feels embarrassed and guilty. To feel better she asks Haseeb to spend some time with her. They secretly hide in his room but get caught by the warden and is thrown out of the school.
When she gets back to her home, she is astonished to that her mom's married an entrepreneur businessman who is, a popular celebrity who was once even named as Asia's hottest entrepreneur, and thirteen years younger than her mom. Dropping out of school, breaking up with Haseeb and bearing constant taunts from everyone leads to a severe depression she fails miserably to cope up with. The only ally she finds during that tough time is Zafar, her stepdad. He not only motivates her to chase her dreams but also shares her pain. One thing leads to another and she falls for him. On her 18th birthday, when she proposes to him, he bluntly rejects her, calling her an immature teenager. Burning in the fire of revenge, she shoots Zafar dead.
She faces a punishment of six years under the charges of murder and from the child-care home, she writes a series of controversial books that provide her name, fame and a rebellious image.
TO A NEW DAWN, her first book that she writes about rape victims, referring them as warriors and rapes as a result of their bad deeds they have committed in their last life.
THE GOLDEN RULES OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER, her second book where she openly disgusts about the orthodox marriage system in India calling it a passé. She urges the young women of society to make marriage an option because it’s the women who have to suffer every kind of physical, emotional, mental, financial and psychological pain in a marriage.
I HATE THE L-WORD, her third book that she writes on her own love story, talking openly about a woman's sexuality that she is righteous to express.
ISLAM: LAWS AGAINST LAWS, her fourth book is about the rules Muslim men implant on women on the name of Islam which are clearly meant for their own good reasons.
JOYANCE: MY ONLY SEXUAL PREFERENCE, her fifth book where she bashes about the existence of homosexuals in the society calling them a threat to society.
During those struggles she finds solace in Aalam, the journalist who used to interview her, whom she marries. But what life brings when she steps into the normal life. When life starts doing reality checks on her, leaving her guilty, solemn and unsatisfied. How she tries hard to make her marriage work but fails to do so. When her husband calls her a deal to satisfy his lust. When she meets a six-year-old rape victim left to be dying on a lonely road and she develops an instant connection with her. When a group of Muslim men start chasing to kill her for abusing Islam and how a lesbian couple saves her life.
What brings Haseeb back in her life, who has been happily married with her best friend? What could be the incident that compelled her to stop writing, what were the reasons when she decided to write again and what could have possibly happened, when she goes missing one day? It’s a girl's journey from being a carefree chick to a dubious rebel. From a dedicated wife to a brassy bitch. From an angry vixen to a helpless mother, but it’s her journey and she decides to make it worthwhile.