Alexandria Hale goes to her first counseling session at Rise Above. Alex is still getting over the fear of her own monster: her rape. She finds herself getting close to two other girls in the group, Helena and Jennifer. Like her, they all are scarred by their own past and they become the best of friends. Also, the newest light in Alex's torn up life: Ashton. The only guy who understand's how she's felt in a long time. Alex finds that life isn't so bad when you have the two bestest friends and the perfect boyfriend to guide you down the path to hope. But how can she find hope when she finds out that her rapist has been released from jail and he's still after her?