Buchanan High School senior Ellen Druette has a secure spot on the Varsity cheerleading squad, a first-string football player boyfriend, and a solid plan for her life.
Then the Swenson twins sweep into town in their matching Chevy Bel Air convertibles. Tall, blonde,and gorgeous, the twins are quickly accepted into the cheerleading squad, and Ellen's plan begins to unravel. Though Laurie Swenson makes the first move on her, it's Ginny who captures her heart.But malicious forces are at work in the Swenson family, and Ginny, their scapegoat, is convicted of crimes she didn't commit and sent to prison.Determined to prove her lover's innocence, Ellen investigates the case even as she completes her prelaw studies and enters law school.
By the time Ginny is released from prison, she and Ellen have grown apart. They're still attracted to one another, but neither is confident of the others feelings. Are they really in love, or are they just very good friends?
Against the turbulent, psychedelic backdrop of the Sixties, Ellen and Ginny drift in and out of each others lives as they strive for the courage to reveal their hearts.