When Gwen was ten, she awoke from a dream near the edge of the sea, and upon seeing a boy diving out too far she tries to follow him, almost drowning until he rescues her. When the police show up and Gwen insists on an unclothed boy having been with her, rumors swirl around the small town and Gwen's parents pack up and move away from the small California town and her grandmother's bed and breakfast. Gwen forges a fast friendship with two other girls and joins and quits a diving team. When her grandmother trips and falls, breaking her leg, she asks Gwen to come and help her at the inn for the summer, and Gwen reluctantly agrees.
Once back in her childhood home, she meets a strange boy named Jesse. His unpredictable, childlike ways and his strange ability to know exactly what she's thinking and feeling the moment he looks into her eyes leave her puzzled. Almost as puzzled as his fervent statement at their second meeting, "We were meant to be together," leave her. More and more, the clues point to Jessie being a selkie, one of the mythical shapeshifting creatures that switches from being a sea lion to being a human. Jesse himself informs her of this, claiming that on that night long ago, Gwen summoned him with her tears. Gwen refuses to acknowledge the situation. As a conflict between Jessie and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks named Zach grows more tense, Gwen is forced to choose sides and decide once and for all whether she believes that Jessie is a selkie. As the truth becomes more and more apparent, Gwen must face what it means for her, for Jessie, and for the whirlwind romance that's grown between the two in such a short time.
This report prepared by Rachel