It's KJ's junior year in the small town of West End, Montana, and whether she likes it or not, things are different. Over the summer, she turned from the blah daughter of a hunting and fishing guide into a noticeably cuter version of the outdoor loner. Normally, KJ wouldn't care less, but then she meets Virgil, whose mom is studying the controversial wolf packs in nearby Yellowstone Park. And from the moment Virgil casts a glance at her, KJ is charmed. Soon, both KJ and Virgil are spending a lot of their time watching the wolves, (and each other), and KJ begins to see herself and her town in a whole new light.