A story of brave love and resilience.
Brian and Sara—two sixteen-year-olds with seriously messed-up lives. Brian survived—against all odds—experimental surgeries for a congenital heart defect. But for what? He couldn’t do anything. So, he told grandiose lies about himself and his mythical Porsche. But everybody knew he was a fake, a ridiculed outcast. And then there were the scars. He felt like a grotesque freak so he wore long sleeve turtlenecks all the time—except that one time…He may have survived. But survival wasn’t actually living. Until Sara. Secret problem Sara: abusive father, alcoholic mother, and a blue-collar background she hid to fit in with a catty clique of wealthy socialite girls.
Against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s, Brian and Sara’s unlikely relationship careens along a rocky emotional path as they negotiate the unknown territory of trust, loyalty, friendship and, eventually, love. A raw, unsentimental coming of age story of brave love that demanded courage and created it. Until. Everything changed.