The world can be unbearable when the school bully paints a target on your back. That's what the world is like for JT, a seemingly ordinary 16-year-old nerd. But JT has something big to hide, something he can't tell anyone else about. That "something" flies, wears spandex, and fights crime. He's JT's escape from the unbearable real world. When JT's arch-nemesis, Mal, calls him "faggot," JT retreats to the safer and far more exciting world of comic-book superheroes. It's a place of his own creation, where villains are vanquished and the downtrodden are lifted up. Things start getting complicated when JT's imaginary, square-jawed hero Paladin gets competition in the form of the very real, and equally square-jawed Trey, a new student at JT's school. Lines between the real world and the imaginary start to blur, and JT may become a casualty of his own storytelling. When adolescent fantasies come in heroic proportions, it's difficult to keep them under wraps.