According to Eden's mother, Eden can't do anything right. Eden has learned to deal with it; what else is she supposed to do? She can't deal with the constant fighting between her parents and escapes them by hanging out in an abandoned house. She hopes that her parents will love her one day, even though she's not sure what love is. Murphy, Toby, and Josh are three other teens that hang out at the abandoned house. They teach her how to have faith in herself and show her that she can do something right. Will these boys' love save her broken life?
This book shows the mental psyche of teenagers with deep emotions. McClure shows that "family" doesn't have to mean blood, it means love. Eden, Murphy, Toby, and Josh help each other get through their home lives by being there for each other and they get each other through each day. Sadly, a lot of kids go through constant fighting between their parents and this novel will allow people who don't go through this to see a perspective on what it's like. The story also shows how people who do go through difficult home situations can have hope. It shows them that they'll be okay. The four teens that meet at this abandoned house aren't just there for each other but they're there for the readers too.