Charlie Evans is a troubled teenager living in Gorey, County Wexford. When he falls foul of the law, his parents take radical action and pack him off to India for a year's schooling. At first, he rebels against this treatment. Removed from his comfort zone, he continues getting into trouble. Slowly, however, he settles into his new way of life in India. He befriends a boy of his own age, who introduces him to the world of cricket, and he falls for Sharu, his new friend's sister.
Ultimately, this young adult story is about coming of age, young love, and a growing passion for sport.