Welmin is a tiny town, which Emerald lives in. She likes her small town its an OK place, except in summer. Every one goes on vacation... Except the Masons (her family). Even her parents are going away for business, but Ryan (Emeralds older brother), Hazel (her older sister), Matt (her younger brother), Emerald (herself), and her Aunt Allison who has to watch them stay in town, and maybe a few others. What she doesn't know is there are others like her staying home, shy, hates summer, and who are looking for something to do or some one to meet. Emerald wants more friends besides her some what friends Jenna and Macy. But this guy is immature, lazy, hilarious, and every thing she is looking for this summer. But what does bother her is the question in her mind, what does it mean if he gives me black butterflies?