What does it mean to be different? Fourteen-year-old Olive is struggling to find out. Everything about her is so different from the rest of her family. She is big-haired, brown-skinned, and clumsy in a family of cream-colored beauties who are all popular and ‘good at sports.’ It must be because she closely resembles her father, whom she has never known, and about whom her mother never speaks.
Olive turns to books and other things to find answers, and as a way to cope with her loneliness. When she learns the truth about her father she must decide whether or not she will let the differences in her life define her forever.