A 17 year old girl, named Camille Edwards and her mom and dad lives in a dangerous-ghetto neighborhood. Her mother is a crack fiend, and her father is ever barely around, roaming the streets. She lives in a broken-poor neighborhood in the housing projects, figuring out ways to turn her life around. Camille hasn't been the brightest of many 17 year old's. But It wasn't her fault for growing up with bad parents. She has a two year old daughter from an abusive boyfriend named Tyrese Jackson (19) who is a street pharmacist and a gang member. Since her parents aren't there for her and since she's an only child, Camille has grown to take care of herself and go to school all on her own. In order to help pay half for rent, for her daughter, and for her boyfriend she is a local tutor in the neighborhood. When that doesn't work out... She goes into illegal situations in the streets in order to make the money every month. She ultimately has a breakdown and figures that nobody would ever truly love her until she met a guy, a guy who would love her, cherish her, and help take care of her. If only she would let him. It ain't easy growing up without good influences, but only Camille can figure out the pursuit of happiness in her teenage love affair.