She overcomes her past and finds her future.
Leni's life has been defined by one choice any five-year-old child might make: she wanted a bucket.
Twelve years ago, her little brother drowned when she left his side to get a sand toy, and Leni can't forgive herself.
So she makes no choices. She does what she's supposed to do, what she's expected to do. Nothing else.
Until she meets mohawk-ed, multi-pierced grad student Clark.
And Leni discovers that not choosing IS a choice, and she must learn to trust herself if she wants to walk a solid path.