The musically gifted but mentally retarded Gabrielle lives in a group home with four other adults who are also retarded. Like all young women, Gabrielle wants her independence, but of course her situation is exceptional. When she falls in love with a retarded young man in her choir, she discovers that both the families and the social workers are alarmed; can these two handle an adult relationship? Then Gabrielle’s beloved and supportive sister confesses that she is going to move to India, and Gabrielle’s world is truly in danger of falling apart. With stubborn courage and a real zest for life, Gabrielle prevails against all odds to win her freedom.