Caroline Sands has never been good at making friends, and her parents' divorce and the move to Arizona three years ago didn't help-being the new girl is hard enough without being socially awkward too. So out of desperation and a desire to please her worried mother, Caroline invented a whole life for herself using characters from Felicity, an old show she discovered online and fell in love with.
But now that it's time for Caroline to go off to college, she wants nothing more than to leave that all behind and build something real. However, when her mother discovers the truth, she gives Caroline an ultimatum: prove that you can thrive and make friends of the nonfictional variety or live at home and go to therapy.
Armed with nothing more than her resolve and a Felicity-inspired plan, Caroline accepts the challenge. But she soon realizes that the real world isn't as simple as television makes it out to be. To find where she truly belongs, she might have to abandon the script and risk being herself.