Niki never imagined that this offhand thought would change the course of her senior year forever. But when she poses the question to her best friend, Alicia and Sam, Alicia is suddenly inspired, and the three unexpectedly find themselves launching a "human experiment." It seems like the perfect way to make a difference in their last feew weeks of high school: they will each pick a student who needs a little improving and take that person to the prom.
When Nikki, Alicia, and Sam quickly become entrenched in their projects, each has to face difficult realizations about the people they have chosen—and themselves. Before long their own close friendship feels fragile. Will they make it to graduation without hurting one another—or anybody else? [from author web site]