Sammy Baca has a talent for getting into trouble. Busted for her latest scheme – selling gum in school to raise money for her very own smartphone – Sammy is sentenced to roll all of the pennies from the school's penny drive for schools for girls in Afghanistan. CENTS follows the drama of Sammy and her frenemies as they continue to make selfish choices without contemplating the consequences. Whichever girl can tear the others down fastest wins. Sammy faces the scorn of her peers, the disgust of her mentor and the fury of her mother. The real question for Sammy is: can she calculate a solution before her life spirals out of her control?