The year is 1977 and in the small town of Key Valley, teenager Jeff Walker is spinning his wheels. Since the death of his Dad, things have been tough for Jeff and his mother, who get by on a daily routine of suburban life. Yet he wants so much more out of life. School's a waste of his time. It's time he'd rather spend dirt biking, listening to rock 'n' roll - or in the arms of his girlfriend, Jennifer. Then one day, 16-year-old Jeff uncovers a hidden talent: writing. Could the power of the written word be his ticket out of town ?