The hero of this novel is a teenager of fourteen who suffers from unrequited love. The boy lives alone, without his parents, and is very lonely. His older brother, who lives and works abroad, supports him. Because the girl he loves does not love him, he decides to commit suicide. Before killing himself, he wants to write a letter of farewell to his brother. That long letter makes up the text of this book. Happily, the story ends on a much more optimistic note than the reader could expect from the gloomy beginning.