High school seniors Luke Taylor and Charlotte Pearlman have not spoken to each other in three years. Not since the day in ninth grade when Luke told Charlotte—in front of the whole school—she wasn’t cool enough to be his friend anymore.
Charlotte, a classical pianist, plans to attend an elite music college in hopes of moving far away from Luke, and proving to her family that she is a talented musician. She refuses to let anything—not Luke’s bullying, her family’s disinterest, nor traitorous heart—stand in the way of her dream.
Golden Boy, Luke Taylor, is on the cusp of winning the State football game and signing with the state college, if only his grades weren’t holding him back. His tyrant father’s idea to fix the problem is to hire their academically smart, next door neighbor, Charlotte, as a tutor. Luke refuses to commit social suicide and work with the girl he tossed to the bottom of the ladder.
When they are assigned to complete a school project, they have to work together or they both fail, an option neither can choose. As they test out their newly forged friendship, a life-altering car accident threatens to destroy their progress. Luke and Charlotte have to learn that acceptance is more than popularity. They must choose to accept themselves before they lose the possibility of a future together.