Caitlin Rose wants to be part of the 'in' crowd and she'll do anything to be part of the 'Crew', the most popular group at Lockhart High School. When asked to join, Caitlin's ecstatic. Not only will she be popular, she'll be close to the Crew's leader, Ethan. Caitlin's dreams are shattered when Ethan's best friend, Jace, makes sexual advances towards her. She is raped when she resists. Caitlin reports the rape but Jace vehemently denies his actions. Instead of being part of the 'in' crowd, she is now regarded as an outcast by the school and town, who accuse her of lying. When even her mother's efforts to clear her name and restore her dignity and pride are in vain, Caitlin takes a gamble and turns to Ethan.