Catherine Hughes is a strange girl, unwilling to part with a dark secret. A woman by the name of Josephine Powell, Catherine's psychologist, manages to coax it out of her as tiresome weeks pass – but when she finds out the truth, her black-and-white world is turned upside down within the blink of an eye. Coming to realize the rules of the world aren't what they seemed to be, she is forced to question her job, the course of her life, and - most importantly - herself.
Julie Powell seeks refuge on the internet, afraid of reality. With no friends, divorced parents and only the ability to stay invisible, she tries to fight her way through adolescence. But as Julie becomes increasingly haunted by her possible future, she submerges deeper and deeper into her virtual life.
An average boy named Louis Gladstone tries to fight his way through high school, but all he has is his intelligence. When life cruelly cuts the seams holding his heart and brain together, he is at a loss. But then there seems to be a solution, dark and devastating, and Louis begins to plan...
What happens when three fragile minds find their loose ends?