Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesnt know is shes about to lose her job or that knowing whats coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how hes going to put a stop to that. What Will doesnt know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows theyre going to change the other for all time.