What happens when your dreams start coming true -- at the wrong time? For Maya, the answer might drown her.
Maya Montero, a girl who does what’s expected of her, dreams of something more, but that something more winds itself into the framework of her 14-year-old existence and she can’t find a way out. She has to lose herself in order to find her way back into the world she’d been trying so hard to forget.
When her family fled communism in Cuba, it was to allow Maya to follow her dreams of playing her violin on a professional stage, but after eight years in America, the gifted violinist realizes she doesn’t want to play Carnegie Hall. That doesn’t matter, she tells herself. Mami and Papi do and they gave up so much for me. One day she befriends the daughter of a big-time music producer and forgets the expectations that had bound her to someone else’s dreams. The problem is she doesn’t like the person she’s becoming.