Brent tries to kill himself after a disastrous attempt at becoming popular at yet another new high school. But in the crash that follows as he steers his car off the road, he survives, but accidentally kills a teenage girl. He is burdened with her death, his life, and, now, her mother's only wish, her only request: that he make 4 whirligigs and put one at each corner of the U.S.: Washington, California, Florida, and Maine. His parents argue, he decides to take it on, hoping he can somehow make repentance. Lea's mother hands him a 45-day pass for Greyhound travel, he buys an old book on building whirligigs, and he's off. Travel with him across the nation and experience his building of whirligigs, meeting of new people, and trying to move on with his life.
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