"...My sister died at the beach last summer. Well, she almost died. We won't know how, until she wakes up. If she ever does. She’s in a coma, lying in a hospital bed three miles away from home. She’s not dead. But she’s not alive either."
It's all Angelica's fault, or so she thinks, that her sister Carmen fell down from the rocks and into the water. Angelica is trapped in a world of fear and guilt, surrounded by people who cannot live without her sister.
It doesn't help that a juvenile delinquent named Marcus keeps appearing everywhere either, or that suddenly her best friend Charlie is getting very secretive and distant. Summer is changing everything, but there's only one thing Angelica really wants to change - what happened last summer.