Joelle Lively's life takes a dramatic turn when a tragic event prevents her from ever seeing her cousin and best friend, Wyatt Cordell. She believes she has nothing, and her parents turning on her isn't helping with the fact that she struggles with several mental illnesses. River Jameson's home has just burnt into nothing but ashes, leaving him and his family in a difficult situation. When River moves next door to Joelle, she can't help but be drawn to him. Their curiosities about one another sparks a friendship between the two. Joelle and River try to get through a regular senior year, while also dealing with the drama that comes along with their shocking past--which they learn is something they might just have in common. Will the connection between their past bring them closer together, or is it enough to drive them apart?