Jesse Artsinger isn't looking to be the most popular kid in middle school. He just wants to be left alone. Joe Grabe, the class bully, won't let that happen. When a chance occurrence plunges Jesse into an extraordinary world of fragile beauty, which has always existed unseen within his beloved Wisconsin woods, he begins to suspect that Joe's egotistic rage could bring about a devastating and irreversible result. As the fight spins out of control, Jesse is brought to the brink of losing everything – his friends, his family and even his own life. He's always prided himself on being a loner. But when being alone is no longer enough, will he find the help he finally realizes he needs before it's too late?