After winning a national TV talent show and becoming a teen pop sensation, RyLee's fame and success was quickly followed by addiction, media scrutiny, and career suicide. Now, after a brief spell in rehab, 18-year-old Ryan has some rethinking to do. His stepdad--music promoter and self-appointed creator of "RyLee"--wants him at home under his thumb. But after a violent argument, Ryan decides to run away from his old life. When he meets guitar-player Toni, the opportunity to start afresh seems too good to pass up. Before long, he has arrived in a new city, joined Toni's amazingly talented band, and reinvented himself under the name Cal. For the first time in his life Ryan has friends, is playing the music he wants to play, and--despite living in a hostel and busking for his wages--he's finally happy. But just when Ryan feels like he has truly started over, his past catches up with him.