Fifteen-year-old Webber Freegy, poised to become the fastest runner on his high school track team, is driving without a license with his grandfather when he hits a 10-year-old girl on a bicycle. At first, in the hospital, he is unable to remember anything about the day of the accident. His grandfather tells Webb and the police that he was driving and lost control. As the weeks pass, however, Webb remembers that he was the one behind the wheel. After this discovery, he struggles with his conscience and must face the truth before his guilt crushes his will to recover. His grandfather, always praising Webb's dead father as a hero, fears that the boy will face jail time if the truth comes out. Webb's classmate, Dylis Clark, the paralyzed child's baby-sitter, displays no affection for the track star with the broken leg and suspects that he is lying. With these two forces pulling him in different directions, Webb must make a potentially life-altering decision. Most of the central characters in this story are well developed, and readers are drawn into the teen's struggle as he slowly comes apart under the weight of what happened. However, the ending, in which Webb confronts his grandfather with his decision to tell the truth, may be too abrupt for some readers, who will want to know what happens after he confesses.