Candice is trying to finish highschool, be a parent to her little sister and work all at the same time. She has no idea of her parents whereabouts nor does she care. Laurie and her are better off without their drug addicted parents around.
No one knows her parents are gone or that she works late nights to pay the bills. Candice will do anything to make sure they they have a roof over their head and to keep her sister safe.
Her job is unconventional and one she keeps secret, even from her little sister. However she put her pride aside long ago and just wants to graduate. Candice is doing all she can to survive school, work and being a parent to an adolescent sister who sometimes drives her crazy.
A new student comes to the school and shows no interest in any one but her. Candice pushes him away, not having time to date or have fun like a normal teenager. When he finds out her secret, her life takes an unexpected turn and she's forced to admit that sometimes you can't do it all alone, and that family is what you make it to be.