Joshua is small for his age. He has been bullied relentlessly for years, and all of his friends have drifted away from him. Eve is a pretty girl who has just been recruited into the popular girls' clique. The two couldn't be more different. On the first day of eighth grade, their final year of middle school, their lives intersect when they are paired together as lab partners in Science class. At first reluctant just to be around him, Eve soon realizes that Joshua is nothing like the boy she'd been warned about, and through their partnership, their school's darkest secret is revealed to her. The relationship that forms between these unlikeliest of friends will lead them both on a path of self-discovery, a dangerous path that will teach them both the true meaning of friendship, loyalty, and most of all, love . . . a relationship that will not only change both of their lives forever, but the complexion of their entire school.