She hesitated, afraid to say the words aloud. "Like make me good, really good. Before, I was, you know, sinking, then he came along; his music and everything. Chris is why I got the role of Eva."Isa snorted. "That's crazy. What, are you channeling him? He's not the one on stage.""But he's the one here." Lucy tapped her chest.Isa burst into laughter, rolling onto her back. "That's the stupidest thing I ever heard."Her feelings now hurt, Lucy's eyes teared up. "Never mind.""Oh c'mon, L. Don't get all weepy. You don't need this guy if he makes you feel like nothing unless you're with him. This isn't you.""How do you know? You don't even know me." Tears spilled down Lucy's cheeks.Isa tried to catch Lucy's eyes. "What does that mean?""You know, I have a lot of studying to do, so you should go." Lucy wiped her cheeks, angry at herself for thinking Isa would be on her side. The only side Isa was on was her own."Fine." Isa headed to the door. "But maybe you should take tonight off. Get some space." Then she closed the door behind her.
When fifteen-year-old actress Lucy Carter loses her older sister in a car accident, her mother shuts down and her father can’t hold the family together. Their only choice is to ship Lucy off to the Edmond School for Performing Arts. But boarding school is no cure for Lucy’s grief. With failing grades, wooden stage performances, and curfew violations, Lucy is threatened with expulsion. For the once talented Lucy, it feels as though she has nowhere to turn.
One night, Lucy hears mysterious music drifting through the school’s old heating system. The music leads her to a troubled but passionate songwriter whose brilliance gives her the strength to perform like never before. Yet their intense relationship puts Lucy in a precarious position: if she follows her muse, will she lose herself? And if she breaks it off, can she stand on her own again?