Storyline:18-year-old rebel Addison Schacht (Ansel Elgort) has just graduated from high school and now it's time for him to look to the future. He would like to study at the University of Chicago and as part of his application he should write an essay on his best and worst qualities. Not an easy task, if Addison is completely honest: In his last school year, he tore nasty jokes and insulted teachers and parents. Worst of all, he has dealt with drugs. But when one day his buddy Kevin (Jared Kemp) is shot, Addison's world gets out of hand. But something is not right, because the police just want to bring the act into connection with gang activities and thus dismiss them. But Kevin was not in a gang and therefore Addison decides with the help of his girlfriend Phoebe (Chloë Grace Moretz) to determine on their own.