She's beautiful, smart, envied, and loved, but there is an entire world of pain, grief, loss, and depression boiling underneath all the perfection her peers adore. But the moment she chooses to make her reality transparent, that's when she starts to lose it all. That's when the head cheerleader loses her crown and becomes the object of her peers' ridicule.
It is 1992, and Erica Cohen has lost both her loving parents in a fatal drunk-driving accident, and right after their deaths, she stumbles upon a family secret that threatens to destroy everything she knew about who she was and who she wants to be. With her entire world crumbling around her, she decides it's time to stop pretending. It's time to show the world her real face.
But the truth can be ugly when the people around you aren't ready to face it. She doesn't care, though. No matter what the cost might be, Erica realizes it's time to face the brutal truth of her life whether her friends accept her or not. So, she transforms into a completely different person on the first day of her senior year of high school, and it sends her life into complete chaos.
Bullied by her best friend who seemed to be ready for her to fall flat on her face, she fights day after day to claim who she really is. Shunned by her football-star boyfriend, she realizes what real love isn't. Rejected by the rest of the school, she fights hard to find a small group of mutants who will accept her.
This is where the bads seeds grow.
Fighting against all this turmoil, Erica must face a dark secret alone, and it sends her into a much darker reality that forces her to question whether she really wants to continue living or not. But somewhere along the way, she finds true friendship, real love, a love for herself ... and lost in the middle of murder mystery that forces her to face all her demons at once.