One in four students is bullied every day. Fourteen-year-old Charlie has suffered repeatedly from other kids making fun of him. Add to that the fact that he lives in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father who constantly berates him, and it makes for a life of low self-worth.
So he decides to escape his misery by running away. Thinking that it will solve all of his problems, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery in the small town of Tanner, while learning life-changing, soul-searching lessons from the residents.