Bridger Jenkins, a senior in high school, is an outsider with hidden scars and a lifelong dream to see the ocean. Living in poverty, his mother has done everything in her power to give her son a good life, but their world is once again turned upside down when Bridger's abusive stepfather threatens their lives. On the road with only $ 197 to their name, Bridger and his mother embark on the journey of a lifetime. But a series of obstacles foil their plan, and they end up stuck in the middle of nowhere—a small town that will prove to change their destiny. When Bridger has a chance encounter with a brown-eyed beauty shrouded in insecurity, sparks fly, and an everlasting bond is ignited between two misfits longing for acceptance and true love.