Luke Hemmings, seventeen years old, diagnosed with a form of very rare autism, known as Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. But just because his disorder has the word childhood in it, doesn't mean it goes away with age, Luke will have this disorder forever. Sure medication can help, but it will always be obvious that something is wrong with him. He doesn't have any friends, but he isn't bullied either, just no one wants to be friends with the autistic boy. Luke also has an extemely high IQ of 156, so he is considered gifted and talented. But when a new boy named Ashton comes to his school, and is seated next to him in art class, Ashton finds he has a strange liking for this boy that never talks, never looks up, and draws slower than everyone else.