“No matter where we are in life or death, there are always words on the page.”
California in the ’90s. On the Central Coast, middle schoolers Sam Ackerman and Tara Remedios meet for the first time. What follows is a decade-long relationship bound in the pages of journal entries. The connection survives into adulthood only to end in tragedy—yet both will tell their side of the story. By the end of their testimonies all that remains are the words, and they’ll prove whether two people lost on opposite sides of the divide can meet once again.
Ah, middle school. That’s exactly when I started journaling too.