Amanda Woods: age 15, student, citizen of New America
Everyone in this world takes "stress" medication that makes them hallucinate their perfect world. This is Amanda's perfect world. Until she stopped taking her medicine and saw reality. She met a boy named Michael that also stopped taking medication and they helped each other navigate the new America.
The government discovers that Amanda and Michael are not on medication.
The government succeeds with putting Amanda back on medication and wiping her memory. She returns to her perfect fantasy but something feels different. One day, she meets someone new in her perfect world. Someone named Michael Blue. Instantly she remembers.
Amanda and Michael get married and realize that there is no "perfect" fantasy. But sometimes your imagination is more powerful than reality.