After her father loses his job, Sonia Nadhamuni finds herself yanked out of private school and thrown into the unfamiliar world of public education. For the first time, Sonia's mixed heritage - half Indian and half Jewish American - makes her classmates ask questions that she doesn't always know how to answer. She finds herself navigating between a group of popular girls who want her to try out for the cheerleading squad and other students who aren't part of the "in" crowd.
At the same time that she's trying to make new friends, she's dealing with what it means to have an out-of-work parent and the difficulties her family faces as they adjust to their changed circumstances. And then, one day, Sonia's father goes missing. Now Sonia wonders if she ever really knew him. As she begins to look for answers, she must decide what really matters and who her true friends are, and whether her two halves, no matter how different, can make her a whole.