The hardest thing in the world is taking a secret to the grave when you're dying to tell it to someone, especially if the boy you love is begging to understand.
The last thing Evelyn thought she needed was a tutor. Her hands were full taking care of her two younger siblings, working two jobs after school, and struggling to keep their house in shape after her mother's death and her father's abrupt departure. Evidently, though, her counselor had other plans. Enter Cameron. Determined to bring Evelyn's grades up, he schedules her for a series of after-school tutoring sessions, which Evelyn attends all while trying to keep her brutal past hidden from her tutor. But as Evelyn gets pulled into Cameron's whirlwind world and friendship turns to more, she begins to wonder if there isn't a way out of the mess she's in--and if she has find it all on her own.