Nadine young Franklin (Hailee Steinfeld), aged 17, bursts into history class to tell Professor Bruner (Woody Harrelson) gravely to commit suicide. Afterwards, Nadine recounts the events that brought her to this critical point. Nadine Mona lives with her mother (Kyra Sedgwick) and older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. Her life became difficult one when her father, Tom, died four years ago and sent her into a depression and social anxiety.
While Mona is gone, Nadine and her best friend, Krista (Lu Haley Richardson) are drunk. Krista lies with Darian, a very annoying thing Nadine, but Krista says it will continue to be seen with Darian. The two convince Nadine then go together to a party where Nadine strives to intercaţioneze with others. She calls him then classmate Kim Erwin (Hayden Szeto) and spend the night with him at an amusement park.
It reveals that although it is a little strange, the boy has a sense of humor and a good heart. Nadine is in love with Nick, a mysterious student largest and whom he met only once. At school, Bruner became her trusted person who helps hard. He lets face to unload on his nerves, and then to make her feel guilty, she says it’s his favorite student.