Can 18 things save a life? Olga Gay Worontzoff thinks her biggest problems are an awful name (after her grandmother's of course) and not attending prom with Conner, her best friend and secret crush since kindergarten. Then Conner is killed in a freak boating accident and Olga feels responsible. When she downs an entire bottle of pills to deal with the emotional pain, her parents force her into counseling. There, her therapist writes a prescription in the form of a life list titled 18 Things. Eighteen quests to complete the year of her 18th birthday. All she has to do is fire-walk, try out for the cheerleading squad, break a world record, and err...go on her first date. Good thing Nate, a new hottie in town, enters her life with perfect timing. He brings the fun factor to her list and helps her discover the beauty and strength inside herself, then complicates things by falling in love with her. But there's more to Olga's quests than meets the eye and when her therapist reveals a terrifying secret, her world is shaken. There's only one thing she knows for certain: her choices won't just affect her future, but all eternity.