Steve is a typical teenage boy immersed in the material things of the world. He was raised by active LDS parents who taught him the right, but he has never experienced the fire and truth of the Gospel. Instead he has just gone through the motions. The morning he tells his parents he is not going to serve a mission is the same morning he is in a serious skiing accident. When he wakes up he discovers that he is a on a train and about to embark on a trek across the states to Utah.
While with the pioneer company he struggles with his desires to return home and his knowledge that many of the pioneers will die. In the process he learns that the truth is worth any amount of sacrifice. He also meet a young girl, traveling on her own because her parents disowned her when she joined the church. She becomes Steve’s friend and confidant and has an impact on his life Steve could have never imagined. [from publisher's web site]