Greg Haines (Thomas Mann) is called (read forced) to spend some free time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke), an acquaintance of theirs has just been diagnosed with leukemia. He does not want to do that because of his introverted behavior, and she in turn is not exactly thrilled with his presence. However, this “burden” turns out to be a blessing. They get to befriend and soon Greg brings around him on “coworker” Earl (RJ cyler). Greg attaches Rachel so much that when it starts sessions of chemotherapy and her condition visibly fading, he neglects his school to be there.