Ellis’ father is in a coma after a construction accident, and as she finishes her sophomore year of high school, she navigates her relationship with her mother, feelings about removing her father from life support, lost friendships, and her sexual identity.
Ellis only has four days of her sophomore year left, and summer is so close that she can almost taste it. But even with vacation just within reach, Ellis isn’t exactly relaxed. Her father has been in a coma for years, the result of a construction accident, and her already-fragile relationship with her mother is strained over whether or not to remove him from life support. Her best friend fails even to notice that anything is wrong and Ellis feels like her world is falling apart. But when all seems bleak, Ellis finds comfort in the most unexpected places.
Life goes on, but in those four fleeting days friends are lost and found, promises are made, and Ellis realizes that nothing will ever quite be the same.
Cis girls: Ellis, Cara
Lesbian/Queer/Bi/Pan (unlabeled): Ellis
Not explicitly addressed.
Biracial (black/white): Ellis
Father on life support