Briar grew up in a small family in Pahokee, Pennsylvania. Since the global oil crisis, she has become the leader in her household, and a mother-figure to her young half-sister, Sally. She has been secretly dating her classmate Sarah Hammond for several years now. She was a paperboy for her town’s newspaper before the oil crisis, but when locals ran out of gas, she turned her bicycle route into a food delivery service, delivering rations to townspeople for a fee. She calls her business, and the kids who ride with her, the Pahokee Riders.