Sarah is an expatriate living in Malawi. She goes to a prestigious school with the other expatriates of the country, but never seems to fit in. She is slightly overweight and has never tried to modernize her outward appearance. During her high school years she forms an unnatural obsession with one of the popular boys in her class. Her world is shattered when she makes an advance toward him and he turns her down. She spends the next several years of her life haunted by that day and fantasizes about making amends for it at her high school reunion. At her reunion she again finds herself the joke of the school. Sarah leaves in shame and decides she is tired of being the ugly duckling. She starts to lose weight and shop at more modern clothes stores. During her years of transformation she reconnects with an old friend and they begin to see each other on a regular basis. They want to remain friends but things quickly escalate and they both teach each other a few things in their sexual journey together.