A teenage girl whose death was originally filed as a suicide in 1963 turns out to be a homicide when a witness steps forward to say he she didn't jump off the bridge as originally believed but was thrown into the river. The witness claims to have heard a car and then a splash witnessing the body float by him shortly after. As the investigation unravels it turns out the victim, Sam Randall was biologically a girl but liked to dress and look like a boy. Her struggle with her gender causes problems both in school and at home with her father who doesn't know how to handle it. Sam must also deal with her growing feelings for a boy in school who despite her inability to act and look like a girl finds himself having feelings for her. It all comes to a head when her father decides to commit her to an institution where he thinks they can cure her of her confusion. Sam struggles against the treatment which involves electro shock treatment, but is forced to finally succumb putting her in an almost catatonic state. When Red, Sam's friend sneaks into the institution to try and rescue Sam he realizes he is too late and the Sam he once knew was no longer there and he proceeds to smother her with a pillow and later dump her body into the river.