Amanda is anxious about moving to Tennessee to live with her estranged father. She gets on a bus and this is where she meets Grant. While on the bus, he asks her if she is okay and asks how she got a black eye. He assumes that she has a boyfriend.
Andrew is also known as Amanda. When Andrew walked into a local women's bathroom as a boy, a couple of boys attacked him and Andrew felt so much fear. Andrew feels so much fear because he doesn't want to be found out about of.
The suicide attempt is the death of Andrew and the birth of Amanda. Following this, Amanda is born and is able to be the girl she knows she should be and follow her heart.
Amanda was looking forward to homecoming when she moved. She only moved to get a fresh start, make new friends, and just to get a new start at life all over again. The way she was asked by Grant and her shopping with her new friends makes her realize she can have want she wants.
Amanda isn't sure if she should tell Grant everything about her past. Virginia, on the other hand, says that she shouldn't have to owe it to him to tell him who she really is and everything about her past.
Amanda sits around keeping all these secrets from other people, not knowing if they will accept her after what she tells them.