Cade Swanson is a high school senior who has only one hope of leaving his awful life: art. On top of the stress of the school year, Cade has a lot to balance. His best friend ignores him every time she's in a relationship, his mom is working two jobs, he's raising his little brother, and he's trying to build a successful portfolio as an artist to try to win the state art show. The only stability in his life is his friend Isaiah. When Isaiah's mom helps Cade catch his first big break as an artist, he's swept away by success and can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. As Cade's friendship with Isaiah starts to evolve, Isaiah complicates things by kissing him and rewriting the rules of their friendship. Before Cade even has a chance to consider his feelings, Isaiah's mother dismisses him as too low class to be part of Isaiah's life. And just when things can't seem to get anymore confusing, Cade's dad has decided to try to be a part of his life again for the first time in four years.