Ruth Wallace knows she can hide the scars on her arms for only so long. Who wears long sleeves all summer? Cutting herself doesn't make Ruth's problems disappear, but at least it helps her cope - or so she thinks. Her dad is a nightmare, her mother is lost in a medicated dreamland, and her brother can't handle their family life any more than she can. This is just my way of dealing with the pain. Ruth's new crush, Glen Collins, and her good friend Abby are starting to get suspicious. Hopefully they can help Ruth heal her scars - the ones she hides and the one's she can't - before something terrible happens.