Sofie wants freedom from her parents. When they decide to spend the Christmas holidays somewhere else, Sofie gets really excited to have some time with her boyfriend Griffin. Griffins idea of some time together turns out to be way different and leaves Sofie with a broken heart. She decides to spend her Christmas holidays with her grandparents and their whole family. Her grandma comes up with a ‘great plan’ to forget Griffin: in the upcoming ten days each family member has to set up Sofie with a blind date.
Shirin is used to moving and having to start a new life at school. The 9/11 attacks had a major impact on her life. Nasty words and slurs are constantly being fired at her. Nobody wants to have anything to do with her, just because of her reliion, origins and the hijab she wears. At school, she meets Ocean James, a handsome boy who is genuinely interested in her.