17 year old Hailey Adams just moved from her home in New York to a small town in the middle of Nebraska called Omaha with her newly single mother. Hailey starts her new school year off with absolutely no friends...until she discovers a quiet and lonely boy named Jack Johnson, who is currently being bullied by the meanest boys in the grade, Jack Gilinsky and his group. The two get to know each other and soon enough, they both know each other's secrets...most of them. But Jack is keeping something big from Hailey...and when she finds out, will she be able to help him? And will Jack be able to help Hailey when a blast from the past blows in?