In the two years since her father died, 16-year-old Eva has found comfort in reading romance novels (118 of them, to be exact) to dull the pain of her loss that's still so present. Her romantic fantasies become a reality when she meets Will, who understands Eva's grief. Unfortunately, after Eva falls for him, he picks up and moves to California without any warning. Not wanting to lose the only person who has been able to pull her out of sadness — and, perhaps, her shot at real love — Eva and her best friend, Annie, concoct a plan to travel to the West Coast to see Will again. As they road trip across America, Eva and Annie confront the complex truth about love.