Raven Roth and her parents have just moved to Jump City, hoping to escape their previous crime-prone neighborhood. Raven starts school and makes friends; she even develops a crush on Garfield Logan, one of the more popular guys at Jump City High.
She's happy and carefree until her father loses his job and starts drinking. It doesn't help that Terra Markov, Garfield's girlfriend, begins harassing her when she finds out about Raven's crush on Garfield. Raven starts showing signs of depression and secluding herself from everyone and everything around her, relying on listening to music to keep herself together.
Garfield takes notice of this behavior and strives to help her get through her tribulations and enjoy life by blossoming and stepping beyond her limits.