Malika is Jodie’s best friend.

She is an extrovert who acts confidently around guys and boasts of her older boyfriends.

She is a ring leader, always surrounded by people at school, and uses her intelligence to get what she wants.

Malika is jealous of Jodie and Caleb (though she would never admit it) and this has meant she and Jodie have drifted apart over the last few months.

She has dreams of being a successful ‘influencer’ and leaving New Zealand.

But she has to get through school and working at her parent’s fruit shop first.