Young Abigail Oats has never been popular at school, and to make matters worse, she keeps hearing a freaky watery shhh sound behind her when nobody is around, just like the lapping sounds of real, wet, ocean waves. It’s, you know—disconcerting.

Especially when you live in the dry desert. And it seems like two realities are happening at once.

Wasn’t it enough her whole life has been upturned in a recent tragedy?

When Abigail “follows” the watery shhh sound and wakes up floating on a ragged orange life raft in a drowning blue sea, it will take the determination of a strong soul to make the right choices to survive.