Harper Winslow is in love. Sunny Taylor is tall and thin, with ""the smoothest and whitest skin"" Harper has ever seen. Her eyes are deep and dark; her voice is a little high and sweet. She enjoys drawing and taking long, brisk walks. Sunny and Harper go for picnics and to the movies, where they make-out (or try to) in the balcony. They joke and talk and hang out together whenever they can. For the moment at least, life is full of smiles and love. But hovering above, like a thundercloud on a hot summer day, is a question that Sunny must deal with. Her aunt has offered her the opportunity to attend art school in Toronto and live with her in her "beautiful place on Yonge Street." Will Sunny head to the big city or stay home? And will Harper survive his first brush with the vagaries of love?