Sixteen year old Gus Woodard is about to live the best summer of his life. Then something goes wrong, terribly wrong. Ajar is a coming of age story about Gus Woodard and his schizophrenic brother. Set during the 1970s in a small town Gus must suffer the undeserved consequences when his delusional brother goes on a murderous rampage. Gus blunders his way through life as the town turns against him and his family. Gus is forced to experience betrayal from those closest to him. Gus's only hope is Lindy, a fifteen-year old girl, suffering from anorexia nervosa. The two become inseparable. Will Gus's love for Lindy save him?