Just when you think life can't get any worse . . . Tess Gibson's life has became quite complicated in a matter of months. Her father hates the new love in her life, the pressure of high school graduation is making her queasy, and her list of allies seems to keep getting shorter and shorter. She is trying to keep everyone together even though she is the one who is falling apart. She hates the sneaking, lying, childish ways that her loved ones are reacting to her changes. . . . it always proves you wrong. After one of her dearest friends is shot by a Cuban military man, she realizes that it is not only the time to be an adult, but it is also time to stand like one. Along with her boyfriend, Mason, she starts off on a terrifying journey that will force her to learn life's hardest lesson-that it ends.