Castine, Maine is a sleepy, seaside village that has been in existence since the 1600s. Jenna, her older brother Micah and their friends are your typical high school students that have lived in Castine their entire lives. They are all normal, healthy American teenagers. Jenna, the youngest out of all of them and yet the most precocious out of the bunch, embraces thoughts and notions she perceives from the written works of other great authors. Jenna though will soon realize that reading about great events and being a part of great events do not nurture the same emotions.