It's Rue Dee Rainheart's Senior Year and her Independent Living teacher creates an assignment where 2 students, one boy and one girl, have to live together for their whole Senior year. They each have their separate rooms but share an apartment together. The school provides each couple with a car, apartment or house, and enough money for gas, food, and other items that they will need. To pass this assignment, they have to work out everything (problems, bills, ect.) on their own, keep a job, and overall learn to live with each other and respect others. Rue is not happy with this assignment at all and begs her parents to tell her teacher they won't allow it, but unlike Rue they see it as an opportunity for Rue to see what real life is like and signs the permission slip. Will Rue be able to survive living with Wes, also known as the Emo loner?