When V's life crumbles around her, she has two options: let it take her down with it or dive straight in.
Virginia "V" Dunn is alone when her dog is hit by a car. Lucky's back leg is shattered, and when she comforts him, his blood is wet on her hands. Suddenly the monotony of V's suburban life dissolves: Lucky is in a cast; her best friend, Eileen, is avoiding her; her mother's drinking is getting worse; and her father is sick with a mysterious illness.
Although V is surrounded by family, she is the loneliest girl in town. As V begins to question everything - death, friendship, family, betrayal - she finds there are few easy answers. The people she thought she knew are strangers, and life's meaning eludes her. Into this mystery walks the captivating Jane, and V soon realizes that the only way forward seems to break every rule and go beyond all limitations.