Gabriella has not had the best of luck especially when her mother is throw into jail for 12 years and is stuck with an abusive step father and 2 younger siblings Isaac and Sadie. She knows the only way to protect them from him is to move, so the next week when she turns 18 they move to California. Brody is the guy everyone hates because he is mean to everyone in California but his mother and Elliot, his childhood best friend. His dad was abusive too but got throw in jail for almost beating Brody to death. So when Gabriella walks into her new school year to see 5 jocks beating up Brody and she steps, what happens. More importantly what happens to Gabriella and Brody will they be friends plus what happens when Gabriella's step father shows up in California. READ TOO FIND OUT MORE! !