Paris, 1832 - a girl lies alone in the darkness, clutching a letter to her heart. Eponine remembers being a child: her swing and the peach tree and the baby brother she loved. Mostly she remembers being miserable. Taught to lie and cheat and to hate the one girl, Cosette, who might have been her friend. Now, at 16, the two girls meet again, and Eponine has one more chance. But what is the price of friendship - the love of a boy?
As a young child Eponine never knew kindness, except once from her family's kitchen slave, Cosette. When at sixteen the girls' paths cross again and their circumstances are reversed, Eponine must decide what that friendship is worth, even though they've both fallen for the same boy. In the end, Eponine will sacrifice everything to keep true love alive.