The year is 1925 and Dayton, Tennessee, is the hottest and the sleepiest place on earth. That is, until the day fifteen-year-old Frances Robinson's dad has John Scopes arrested for teaching evolutionary theory in schools. Overnight, the world's most famous thinkers are flocking to Dayton to ask, "Are people really descended from monkeys?"
Suddenly everything Frances has ever believed about the world, her father, and truth seems like a lie. And worst of all, Johnny Scopes, her secret crush, is crumbling right beside her.