Rose runs away from her abusive foster home and gets taken into a much nicer, kinder foster home. All this kindness is foreign to her and temporarily. She refuses to speak a word about her past abusive foster parents, terrified that they will just take her back and all the running will be for nothing. The only person who seems to understand her and be there for her is her first friend, Alec. Handsome, smoking, bike riding, smart mouth Alec. He's rude and a bad boy.