Flint loves to draw. In fact, he is furiously trying to finish his comic book so he can be the youngest winner of the "Find a Comic Star" contest. He's also rushing to finish because he has an eye disease that could eventually make him blind.
At school, Flint meets McKell. she is new and doesn't seem to have trouble making friends. She does have a problem with how some of her new friends treat this boy they call "Squint". He seems nice and really talented. He also seems like the kind of person who wouldn't laugh at you. That's important, because McKell has hidden talents of her own but us worried about what will happen if she shares them.