We are introduced to characters such as Aza and her best friend Daisy, they are in Indianapolis attending White River High school
Aza and Daisy discover where Davis Pickett lives, and vows that they'll find out whatever they can to find Russell Pickett's in his disappearance.
As Aza has now developed feelings for Davis, he tries to stop Aza and Daisy from continuing to look for his father by offering her a few hundred dollars. Aza spends the rest of the night thinking about how she can get the reward money for his father to help her ofr college while at the same time not damaging her relationship with Davis.
Aza has to tell Davis that she believes she and Daisy found his father, and that he is not alive, this leads to Davis telling the police and his moving away to Colorado
Davis and Aza spend his last night in Indianapolis together as Aza comes to the realization that this is just how life goes, she will miss Davis, but to be alive is to be missing