- 1 hr 36 min
A bright but unhappy teen-aged girl named Meg lives with her mother and younger sister. They have been struggling to make ends meet ever since her father left the family. Meg’s relationship with her mother is troubled and she’s stressed out helping to care for her disturbed sister. The only thing that brings Meg joy is writing poetry. She bonds with her sympathetic English teacher, Mr. Auster, who supports her talent. He convinces her to enter a poetry competition and as things at home get more difficult, Meg draws closer to her teacher, who subtly encourages the relationship.