Eleven-year-old Peter Salmons deals with common problems affecting kids his age such as lacking self-confidence, fitting in with peers, and being bullied. However, Peter has a harder time with these issues because of an increasingly common disorder known as Asperger's syndrome, which is a form of high functioning autism. Therefore, he lives kind of a quiet life with his parents and few close friends. Things change for young Peter after a crime occurs that rocks the town. After following the case closely, Peter overhears a conversation that he's not supposed to hear. Hearing this information not only makes Peter a valuable witness, but may put him in danger.