In a world where being anything but heterosexual is abnormal Kellin has no trouble blending in until Vic comes along. Vic is an openly gay, philosophical genius who gets much abuse for who he is. When Vic joins the lacrosse team and rooms with Kellin they become closer than Kellin would like to admit. Being gay is not just abnormal but dangerous. "It's not a choice, Kellin. No matter what I can't change. No one can stop me from being me, and I know that's the same for you."