Melissa, a shy teenage girl, is driven to despair until she meets . Kasho. He offers his philosophy and enables her to develop her own strengths. The only catch is that Kasho is a spirit of an Indignous man who doesn't dwell physically on Earth. Melissa's realistic story traverses class, gender, and power dynamics. Her connection with Kasho, helps her find her own self-worth. In an age of bullying and teen suicide, the resonating lesson is "There is always a way of making your life better."