It all began because of the plant, and in the end, it was over because of the plant.

But the plant isn’t Alissa’s only problem. Simon, the boy who dumped her two weeks ago, is suddenly back, wanting to get back with her, stalking her. Even after he spent the night sleeping on the hallway floor outside their apartment door, her parents just didn’t seem to see how crazy he was acting. In fact, her mother thought the way he knelt in front of Alissa, crying and begging her to take him back, was kind of sweet and romantic. But it’s not romantic—it’s like he’s obsessed with her now. But when I knew he was really sick was when he ran after the tiny homeless kitten she’d been playing with, and then brought it back to her, dead and broken, like it was the most incredible gift he could have given her.