Lilly is the youngest in the family. She doesn't say much, but she sneaks around poking her nose into everyone's business and stirs up more trouble than she can handle.
Jared is Elliot's geeky friend, and concocts a scheme to use Elliot to attract the attention of some girl--any girl!--that he can fall in love with.
Christie is the girl Jared decides he wants, but she has other plans, and she's not against using Jared to acheive them.
All these forces come together in one night at a school dance, where Elliot and Julie fall in love at first sight--as if they were Romeo and Juliet. The turmoil that erupts has frightening consequences, and may end up killing someone yet.