We don't choose who we love. Love chooses us. Teenage boys Jamie and Ste (short for Steve) are neighbors in a working-class housing project in London. Neither has an ideal home life--Jamie's mother, Sandra, covers her pain with scathing humor and Ste's father and brother abuse him emotionally and physically. When Jamie's feelings for Ste become romantic the two begin a tentative relationship--leaving each young boy a little less alone in the world.