When she finds out that her parents can no longer afford the tuition at her elite boarding school in Beijing, Alice Sun, whose entire self worth revolves around her scholarly achievements, worries that, without her school, she’ll simply disappear. And then she does. Disappear that is.
When she realizes that no one can see her, Alice can think of only one person who might be smart enough to help her figure out what’s happening: her academic rival, Henry Li. The wealthy son of a tech entrepreneur, Henry could never understand the financial trouble of a working class girl like Alice.
Together Alice and Henry hatch a plan. A business plan. They won’t cure her intermittent disappearing disorder, but use it to sneak around the school, sussing out secrets for her wealthy classmates who can afford their exorbitant fees.
Alice is earning the money she needs to to keep her seat at school, but as her customers’ request get more and more unethical, she has to decide whether her chance at a better future is worth giving up her ideals and if Henry is her nemesis or really the boy of her dreams.