Maggie has lost all hope, as the oppressive, fiend-filled life of small town Clamburg has drained all her youthful spirit. She goes through the motions of each day with a sigh, convinced that nothing she can do will change anything. Maggie has no hobbies or interests, and all her school projects are about the bleak and the doomed, like extinct animals or Pompeii. She spends all her free time staring at the sea and writing hideously bad poetry. Needless to say, Maggie hates Charlotte, who is so stupid she can't even see how stupid this stupid world is.