"Consider it a bucket list, if you want, except this isn't your typical one. I've already done everything on the list. Now, I want you to follow in my footsteps and experience the things I did." When Alex is given a letter from his dead older brother, he chooses to complete the tasks left for him in the form of a bucket list. Each location includes a letter of explanation and the next item on the bucket list. Blaming himself for his brother's death, Alex vows to complete the bucket list before summer break is over. Each item on the list is harder than the last and Alex struggles with the fact that he may have never known his brother at all.