Butterfly Kisses

1973. Gerard is a sophomore and failing almost every class but English and art. He doesn't worry about school at all and couldn't care less where he ends up after it's all over, merely focusing on how to get through each day alive and as invisible as possible. When he gets signed up for peer tutoring as a joke, he figures he'll just do the kid's homework for a few weeks and use the credit to get through the rest of the year.

But the person he has to tutor is no ordinary kid. He suffers from a disorder that makes him unable to speak, causing people to think he's retarded. Others torture him constantly, and he spends so much time alone that interacting with anyone else makes him want to stay home and hide from the world.

Will the two do nothing more than grudgingly work together before going their separate ways?