Carley Mattea never expected to meet a boy as handsome as Kyle Westin -- certainly not in the hospital. Seventeen-year-old Kyle was blinded when a chemistry experiment exploded. His doctors don't know if he'll get his vision back, and he's deeply depressed. Sixteen-year-old Carley understands how miserable it is to be in the hospital. She's had plenty of experience. Soon Carley and Kyle become good friends.
But Carley is keeping a secret from Kyle. She knows that boys like girls who are pretty -- and she is not. Scarred by a facial deformity, she has, over the years, used her sense of humor to cope. But now that she's become so close to Kyle, she's worried that once his bandages are removed -- if they are removed -- and he sees her, it will be the end of their relationship. Carley wants the best for Kyle. But what will that mean for her?