Sixteen-year-old Theresa Jarewski is an overachiever. She wants to get accepted into an Ivy League college and to be the outstanding editor of her high school newspaper. During vacation, she is caught up in the enchantment of a summer romance. Her dreams of a happy future are shattered when the girl suffers a devastating depression. Through the support of her family and friends, Theresa must learn how to recover. It is a compassionate depiction of one young woman's attempt to overcome a mental illness.