Being a genius isn't hard. Or at least, not for Veronica Boniadi. Numbers and words, science and history - knowing it all is like breathing for Veronica. Though it's a breath she's been holding in from the rest of the world. To her classmates she's a burnout loser with no friends. To her struggling family she's the only one able to help them get through the day. Throughout all of high school, Veronica's genius is never really shown. That is, until the school's principal feels the need to pair her up with a tutor. Jay, the top student in senior year - haughty and arrogant, and everything Veronica despises - is given the task of making sure Veronica doesn't fail the midterms and sink the school's overall score below the national average. Forced to do actual school work for the first time in her life, Veronica tries to downplay her intellect as much as possible. She doesn't want the attention, the distraction, or any responsibility that might take her away from supporting her sick family. But fooling Jay turns out to be much harder than she thought.