No one knows what people go through behind closed doors and that exactly describes 17-year-old Melanie Acuff’s life. The girl must deal with she and her mother’s strained, toxic relationship while also being bullied and abused by her boyfriend in the process. Despite her personal problems, she still flashes the same bright smile to the same horrible people every day. Soon, she won’t be able to keep up the act any longer as everything begins to crumble beneath her. When Melanie meets the new student Nick they quickly become friends, but the idea of Melanie and Nick being friends doesn’t set well with her boyfriend Robert. Now with her Robert’s anger and jealousy even more intensified, she must soon learn how to stand up and fight for her life. This story tells of how a young girl turns from a fearful, depressed and powerless victim to a bold, happy and powerful young lady. Come take a peek into Melanie’s journey and The Life Behind Her Smile.