The story of a homeless eleven-year-old boy quoting lines of Shakespeare as he wanders about the streets of Chicago after the loss of his father. In a sudden turn to comedy, William meets a sarcastic twelve-year-old girl on the playground of an elite private school who decides to run away and help him search for new parents. One replete with the witticism of the world’s most famous playwright and the other abound with the biting commentary of an angst-ridden young girl, the two precocious children are perfectly armed to begin their quest.