Gabe Beckett talks about moving from the art and intellect of NYC to the hazy neon and smog of LA, where he discovers interesting secrets.
The story of Vertere is told by Gabe Beckett, a boy in his mid to late teens. He talks about his move from the art and intellect of New York City to the hazy neon and smog surroundings of Los Angeles, at the will of his parents. Although hesitant to assimilate, Gabe does come around to meet a few characters who change his life- his friend Mick being one, and the other being a brilliant older girl named Serrania (Seri), the mysterious heroine. Gabe is slowly introduced to information about the secrets of the unseen aspects controlling our world.
There are plot twists reminiscent of Donnie Darko. The ending of the story is like a European film- not a Hollywood happy ending, but not exactly sad- more ambiguous. It leaves you wondering if Gabe and Seri will end up together sometime in the future, or if their once love is completely lost.