Wynter O'Brien is a fourteen year old girl living in New York City in the fall of '01. She is living with her mom and little brother, Jace, when a nation wide tragedy strikes; one that effects even those all over the world, including Wynter. 9/11. Now in the wake of this tragedy and the death of her mother she and Jace must make their way throughout the world and she face perils within themselves she never thought she'd have to face. With only the help of her best friend Sterling, Wynter goes on with her life without her mother.