From her first day at Skyline High School in Oakland, California, 14-year-old Anna Trapani’s life begins to change. First she falls for the handsome, shy Pete O’Reilly but it isn’t long before charming, hunky football player Alec Mays relently pursues her, forcing Anna to face choices she’s not ready to make. When the unthinkable happens, Anna is left numb and lost. Through the support of her friends and the opportunity to love again, she tries to make sense of her life, but her emotional fragility and pressure to fit in lead her down some turbulent paths.
In this realistic coming-of-age story, Anna’s youthful innocence collides with complicated mature situations, forcing her to navigate the repercussions, often alone. Will the pressures from boys, friends and parents be too much?