In the summer of ’68, Leon Doré comes close to hanging himself accidentally. His mother saves him at the last minute, just like last summer in the pool and two years ago in the freezer. At ten, Leon has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. There is Mom and Dad who are always fighting and those annoying neighbours who get to spend the summer at the beach. And then, there’s Lea, the exasperating girl who’s always right about everything. When Mom decides to leave everything behind to start a new life in Greece, Leon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain – destroy the neighbours’ house, become a professional liar and even, why not, fall in love with Lea. Together, they will overcome the pain of growing up when you feel abandoned.