Over/Under is the true story of writers’ Sianni Rosenstock and Sophia Silver’s lifelong friendship.
Our story begins in 2002 when Violet West and Stella Steinberg are nine-years-old. During the school year they live apart, but in the summer they are inseparable. They spend their days playing in waves, catching butterflies, sending wishes to fairies, and spying on nude adults at the beach.
But then, the summer ends.
Stella has friends back home, but would rather talk with them about mermaids than tampons.
A lonely Violet attracts the attention of a vicious bully, while silently processing her changing body.
Over the next few summers the girls come together, but puberty, boys, family trauma, and the desire to “fit in” all begin to threaten the magic of their friendship. By the end of our story it’s 2006, and the girls are thirteen-years-old.
Over/Under is a story of innocence and loss of innocence. Violet and Stella teach us about the deepest kind of friendship, and remind us just how delicate childhood really is.