Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: an Indian girl, a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a troublemaker whose romantic entanglements are the subject of endless gossip among the girls in her school.
"You don't want to get involved with a girl like that," they say.
So how is it that Porus, a Parsi boy, has only ever had eyes for her?
And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of the highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia?
When the religious police arrive, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is called into question.