When sixteen-year-old Carrington Morris attends an 80s themed dance at her high school, she inadvertently travels back in time to 1986 and quickly latches on to the only person she “knows”–her 16-year-old mother, Heather.
Forced to navigate a world with New Coke, an MTV that plays actual music videos, and a mother who takes her to keggers and tries to set her up with the future mayor, Carri worries that she will screw up her future like she’s seen in the movies. While trying to figure out how to get home, she befriends three nerds (who else would understand the time-space continuum?) and one of those nerds, Nate, might have the key to her time travel…and her heart.
When her mother’s tragic past catches up with Carri’s present, Carri really learns what she’s made of and what kind of person she wants to be.