Jason Carter, an eighteen year old high school senior, can't wait to get out of his parents house and go away to college. Being a typical suburban teen he is anxious to spread his wings and explore the world without his parents constantly looking over his shoulder. Another reason that Jason can't wait to move out is his sister, Tara. She is only a year older than him but being the more mature one he ended up living in her shadow because she demanded so much attention from his parents. It wasn't so much that she wasn't smart, but she was just plain lazy and had always been more interested in boys and going to parties than she was in studying. Eventually their parents realized that Tara wasn't going to live up to their expectations and they decided to do whatever they could to ensure that she made something of herself.