In the southern town of Principle, men work hard, women care for their families, and children laugh under placid skies while they watch kites dance on a warm prevailing wind. Everyone has a role, and everyone knows their place, and they are content for things to remain as they are— idyllic. There was no expectation of anything different, until two teenagers, Hog Worthington and Bethany Ivory, on individual quests to be released from their own perceived set of shackles, discover each other and set out to challenge the seemingly predetermined course of their lives. The ensuing events unravel the thin stitchings of perfection in the town, and reveal the reality of character within themselves and in all who come in contact with them. Courage is tested. Thinking is challenged. Ideologies are assaulted and faith is shaken to the core. Friendships and families are formed and broken, and lives are shattered beyond repair. But out of the turmoil comes a tiny ray of hope that no one in the town would have anticipated.