When 17 year old Alex comes home every day, what awaits her is hell. Trying to protect her 4 year old sister Claire from her fathers rage and abuse is all she cares about. By taking the torture upon herself she keeps her save. To prevent anybody noticing the domestic abuse at home she shields herself away in school, making herself a loner. When hot, greeneyed, african american Shawn transferes to her school and unexplainably falls for her, she finally finds a person she can trust. She opens up her heart and with it her secrets. Disgusted by Alex's father Shawn convices her to oncover him and take away his custody over Claire. But will Alex, with the help of Shawn and his parents, be able to adopt her little sister?