Ruán, Emma, and Colm are from different worlds despite living in the same city: their schools, houses, and groups of friends mark them as snobs or scobies in each other’s eyes. When a terrible accident devastates Ruan’s family, he must find a way of coping, with help from Emma.
Meanwhile Colm goes on the run from a crime he did not commit. As the three teenagers attempt to deal with their own family crises and study for their final school exams, their lives become intertwined. A keenly perceptive account of Dublin life, Snobs, Dogs and Scobies is about social stereotypes, class differences, and teenage friendships.