Hope Gracin is known as "the girl dying of cancer" and has embraced this identity as well as anyone dying of cancer possibly could. After all, it had brought her popularity at school, a boyfriend from Australia, straight A’s from sympathetic teachers, and endless affection. However, when Hope finds out that she is in remission, her whole world is turned upside down. She loses the things that she thought were important seemingly overnight and lashes out at those who actually love her. In time, she must learn to shed the superficiality that cancer had brought her and embrace the beauty of living without an expiration date.