What's the secret to surviving high school? Freshman Emily Kessler needs perfect grades, a rigorous training schedule, and record-breaking swim times. After her older sister Sara's mysterious death, Emily is under pressure to follow in her Olympic-track footsteps. She survives by limiting her fun to lunch with her best friend Tina and the rare Friday-night sleepover. But when she falls for Twin Branches High's mischievous heartthrob Ben Kale, and secrets about Sara start to surface, Emily begins to question the strict path her life has followed up until now. Maybe there is more to life than studying and swimming. But if she breaks a few rules, will she survive the consequences?