Sam never liked his birthdays because not a single one of them was happy... When he turned 1, he fell face-down into his birthday cake; when he turned 5, he broke his left arm and when he turned 7, he broke his right arm and his left leg; when he turned 12, his house caught fire. Now Sam is about to turn 16 and he is dreading the day. The only birthday wish he has is for Jake who is the Mr. Popular of Arcadia High to even acknowledge his existence, or better yet give him a happy-birthday kiss.
Sam is turning 17 this year, and he is being pushed toward adulthood too fast. He has a whole bunch of grown-up problems on his hands now. Like how to make a distant relationship with your boyfriend work. Or how to stop yourself from cheating on your boyfriend with a hot friend who wants to be more than friends. Or how to detach yourself from your parents and follow your dreams independently. But all that is just too much for a 17-year-old to handle.