A girl who is dying meets a boy who never will. Elta has no hope left. She's a loner, ostracized by her peers for being different, and her condition leaves her unable to relate to anyone. Her only joy is escaping into the world of books, and living what's rest of her life in peace... That is until a stranger moves in next door. At first, Elta finds him weird and infuriating. But the stranger soon proves to be more than just an eccentric young man who seems to be invading every area of Elta's world. He could give her another chance at life.