Just when she's ready to give up the dream of a college degree, she finds romance with a rock star classmate and a position as a student photographer. With her lens fixed on the campus and Charleston, a stunning city that teaches its own powerful lessons, Cadence uncovers the details of a devastating rape, a mysterious suicide, and a secret group intent on exposing a scandal that will forever change the school.
Knowledge never comes without cost--or surprises. Life with strangers transforms into profound experiences with friends, foes, lovers, and liars in and out of the Holy City's classrooms. Cadence's first-year journey begins with "English 101: The Composition of Life," but where it ends shocks even her.