In a society where intelligence is valued above everything, a family tries to protect their daughter from The Test. The Test is what decides your fate,
pass it: you live a normal, long life.
Fail it: your left for dead in the slums.
Protected from birth, by her parents, Michelle is hidden away in a secret basement. If she wasn't, she would have had her fate sealed by The Test, which her parents, having barely passed it themselves, were sure she would fail.