An adolescent 17-year old boy goes with a youth group on a 12-day skiing holiday in the mountains. He is an introverted nerd, shy and inhibited, brought up by strict and protective parents. But he is full of inner energy and emotions which he would like to show and share. He is in love with a girl, but has no experience and is puzzled by the complexities of building a relationship. He is aware of his boundaries and limitations and is anxious to overcome them. This is not very easy for him, but he works hard towards this goal while he experiences an emotional roller coaster between greatest joy and deepest desperation, between love and jealousy. The story takes the subjective viewpoint of this boy. The reader follows his thoughts and inner reflections throughout these twelve days of that winter holiday, while he is learning and will eventually be able to overcome the wall that seems to surround him. In the meantime there is a lot of snow, skiing, mulled and sparkling wine, and going to the cemetery at night.