Being the son of a world-famous billionaire may sound like it would be pretty cool. But truthfully, it hasn’t done Jett Baranov many favors. I mean, sure, his tech-giant dad, Vladimir Baranov, kinda rules the world. And Jett has everything a 12-year-old could possibly dream of. But all of those goodies have really only made Jett something of a self-focused jerk. In fact, Jett has become famous for being Silicon Valley’s “No. 1 Spoiled Brat!”
Jett just loves pulling stunts that nobody else would dream of. But after a certain bit of mischief—involving a drone and an international airport—results in the U.S. Air Force being called in, Jett’s father finally intervenes. Soon, Jett finds himself assigned a “handler” and is shipped off for the summer to an isolated family camp in the heart of the Arkansas wilderness.
That would be horrible enough, as far as Jett is concerned, but the Oasis of Mind and Body Wellness is also a vegetarian family camp: a place of exercise, meditation and controlled diet. Oh, and it’s totally unplugged: no screens whatsoever. And that last bit turns the torment of Jett’s surroundings into a nightmare.
On top of all that, the other kids at the camp interest Jett about as much as being poked in the eye with a stick. Grace, for instance, is one of those kids who actually loves everything about Oasis and can’t stop letting everybody know as much. Tyrell is a constantly scratching dude who seems to be allergic to, well, everything! And the secretive and bespectacled Brooklynne strikes Jett as having all the personality of a CIA agent.
However, as Jett plots to pilfer his phone and to create the kind of havoc that this secluded place and its “pathfinder” leadership has never dreamed of, he is totally unaware that something unexpected is about to happen. It might seem like a little thing to a casual observer. But it’s something that will cause Jett to gather the above-mentioned kids together as a like-minded team. It’s a thing that will grow and slowly unveil some misdeeds that have gone unnoticed for years. And it’s something that will challenge Jett to take actions he’s never taken before.
By the time it’s all said and done, Jett will have to prove that he’s more than just a troublemaker. In fact, Jett Baranov might actually be a good friend.