Jesse Davis finds the perfect cure for her senior-year blues when handsome Lenny Stevens moves to town. The two quickly become a couple and at first, everyone thinks they are an ideal match. Then Lenny shares a secret with Jesse- that he has a history of chronic depression-and Jesse feels more needed and eager to love him more than ever before.
Longing to be together after high school graduation, Jesse and Lenny construct the elaborate lie, which works. Only Jesse's best friend Kay knows about their plan to live toggether away from home. As the months pass, Lenny's behavior becomes increasingly erratic and demanding. Is Jesse's love really enough to help Lenny? And in trying to save him, will she lose herself?