Penelope is a pretty regular sixteen year old girl living in New York City. Except for a few run-ins with her nemesis Cherisse, high school has been fairly drama free ... until the day that Keats shows up at school. Handsome, charming, but with an edge, Keats comes in and upends everything. Faced with her first relationship, and her first heartbreak, Penelope decides to put together a collection to tell her story and help her sort out her feelings. The Museum of Heartbreak explores the giddy confusion, inevitable sadness and sheer joy of growing up and falling in love.