As the leader of the "preps," a group of mean-spirited high school kids, teenager Samantha Blakley enjoys belittling and teasing the less popular kids. After all, if you're not popular, you're just not cool right?
But Samantha's notion of what is cool and what is right are about to drastically change. When she suffers a terrible accident that leaves her in a coma, she suddenly wakes up in the body of Virginia Morris, the girl she has tormented for years. Now instead of a slender blonde with a stunning complexion, she's overweight, has short, red curls, and freckles. Horrified at the discovery, Samantha panics, but has no other option but to live Virginia's life until she finds a way to go back to her own body.
School is a complete nightmare as Samantha suffers the wrath of her friends, the preps. But the nightmare is not over. She wakes up each morning in a different body of someone she has hurt in the past, and she must endure grueling days of their misery. Samantha soon realizes the suffering she has caused Virginia and the others. But can she ever make it right, or will she be doomed to live in torment for the rest of her life?
If You Only Knew takes a hard look at the devastating effects of bullying and how compassion and understanding can heal a broken soul.