Erin Tait is a 15-year-old girl, born with a birthmark covering the left side of her face. She moves to her parents' hometown of Galladale, where all is not what it seems. From day one, Erin is bullied by Jessica Watson for looking at Sean Jackson. Why is she trying to keep Erin away? It's hard when Sean goes out of his way to talk to Erin, causing the bullying to get worse. Erin is lonely and scared; she doesn't know what to do. Can she control the fire inside?