Nathan Abercrombie is about to be humiliated in the cafeteria by Shawna Lanchester who is having a party and he's not invited. Then, he'll go to gym class and be humiliated again by being picked last. With his self-esteem in the dust, he heads to the research lab with his friends to try out some experimental Hurt Be Gone. He's tired of having hurt feelings. There's something about the best laid plans of mice and men'.and kids going awry? Well, Nathan is more than awry'he's nearly dead. He doesn't even need to breathe. Hurt feelings are now the least of his problems. Now he needs to concoct the antidote.