Fifteen-year-old Jonathan Dupree knows what it's like to live with madness. He has seen his uncle, “Raving Ron” Dupree, at his best, and his worst. Even a new school isn't an escape. The stigma of mental illness follows in the form of taunts and threats from a gang known as “The Misfits.” In a desperate attempt to fit in, Jonathan lashes out, tipping Ron over the edge into complete relapse. Now Jonathan must find a way to reach his uncle and, when a failed initiation ceremony leaves him trapped in a derelict house, the way to redemption will come from a very unlikely source.