The story is about Amir who is gay and a Muslim and Iranian. The story goes back and forth between an interrogation room at the airport, where he is being detained with his family returning from Rome because of an argument that happened on the plane, and current day. The family members, Amir, his mom, dad and sister, Soraya, all tell their side of the story. The story talks about how Amir escapes to Italy because he is being blackmailed by a classmate who is going to tell everyone he is gay. When he is in Italy he makes new friends and basically "finds" himself. Although I found the premise interesting I really did not care for this book. When Amir gets to Italy everything just seemed to fall in place and was kind of unrealistic.