Erik never had to be anything other than a freak...until now. Two hundred fifty-three days is a long time to fake being normal when night after night you perform miraculous feats onstage in a freak show. Thousands have paid to witness the miracle, suspecting nothing more than a hoax. But it is very real, and it is slowly destroying him. Erik is weakened to the point where he'll stop performing and start going to school for the first time ever - in his senior year. His only goal is to rebuild his strength so he can return to the stage and do what he loves most in this world. What he didn't plan for was the appearances of beautiful Addison and mysterious Naya. Now, unfamiliar feelings and bizarre new friendships threaten to unbalance Erik's future as a miracle-performing freak.