Normani Kordei and her family live in a poor neighborhood in Mississippi during the 1950's. She's starting her 11th grade year in a wealthy all white school due to overflow at her old one. Normani experiences racial discrimination daily. She has zero friends at the school and feels unwanted. One day lauren jauregui, the schools most wealthiest girl notices Normani. Will she save her? Make her feel wanted and loved, or even develop more than friendly feelings towards Normani? Read to find out in this unusual love story about two people from different worlds.