2015 год. Eleven-year-old Suzy just can't win. Her brother is a local hero for calling 911 after seeing their elderly neighbor collapse, and only her best friend was able to win a role in the play they both auditioned for. Feeling cast aside from all angles, Suzy sees a kindred spirit in Emily Dickinson, the subject of her summer project, and decides to escape from her disappointments by emulating the poet's life of solitude. But being a recluse is harder than Suzy predicted. Will she find a way to fold Emily into her life while also remaining true to herself?