Rafe Katchadorian is a teenager with a lot of imagination, which is a problem because he is no longer in school, having started high school this year, where imagination no longer has room.
The institute looks like a jail, so he has to do something. His Leo friend is the one who gives the idea, which is to break all the rules of the institute, to try to get away with it.
Rafe begins his escalation of rebellion little by little, breaking first the lax rules, to go up in the scale until his rebellion becomes unbearable, a rebellion that will have to face the director.
As the days pass Rafe realizes what is really happening to him, and is that he sees that he has to face certain things that he has been delaying too long, something that only makes his situation worse in high school.