Lena is counting down the days until she is eligible for the cure. Love is a disease. She has seen the ill effects in her family. Her mother committed suicide because she had the disease and the cures didn't work. Her older sister fell in love but, since the cure, she has been fine -- changed but fine. Lena has a great fear of falling in love. Then she meets Alex. Alex should be safe but he faked the scars from the cure. He is part of the Resistance. Gradually, Lena has her eyes opened to the reality of her existence. Good dystopia!