Luke lives in Junction, Manitoba, a rural farming town.
One afternoon, Luke discovers Gracie, the new girl in town. They soon become close friends
As school begins, Gracie becomes close friends with many of the girls at school
Before long, the people of Junction discovers that Gracie was born out of wedlock. They begin to shun her and her mother. At school, Gracie is scorned by her peers.
On the day of her mother's wedding, Gracie is approached by a tornado and swept away.
Two weeks after the incident, Gracie is still missing. Luke revisits the Circle of Truth which he built with Gracie during the summer. Luke begins to imagine Gracie was there beside him as he closes his eyes crying in grief.