After surviving a nearly fatal fall, 16-year-old Jenny Brooks finds herself trapped in a literal black and white world. A severe head injury has left her with the rarest form of color blindness, which she reluctantly discovers is incurable. In turn, she must reevaluate her lifelong dream of being a successful painter. As she’s forced to navigate her way in this new world, she sinks deeper and deeper into the darkness it's made up of. When she returns to high school a year later, she’s surprised to find herself enrolled in an Art Class, led by the new art teacher, Mr. Hyde. Despite Jenny’s original unwillingness, he convinces her to stay enrolled in his class. She allows herself to get swept away in his beauty and brilliance as she escapes with him to a place she may never be able to return from.
After surviving a nearly fatal fall, Jenny Brooks awakes to find herself trapped in a literal black and white world.
In Need of Some Color
The nurse scampered up to my bed and as I sized her up, I became horrifically entranced by her pasty white skin and pasty white scrubs, and pasty white . . . hair. Behind her, I noticed a vase full of flowers on my bedside table. But instead of a flurry of pastel colors, they exhibited only distinctive shades of gray. Gray flowers? That definitely wasn’t right. Not even dead flowers were gray. I darted my eyes from one end of the room to the other, trying to make sense of what I was seeing. There was nothing to make sense of. I was stuck in a black and white film and the only probable explanation was that I was dreaming. This was obviously a nightmare, brought on by one too many viewings of the Wizard of Oz.