A Perfect Sunset is a story about John Summers, an intelligent, quiet and unpopular teenager who is unhappy with life and society.
When his family moves one summer, he seizes the opportunity to transform his persona and start anew. He completely changes his image and outlook in his search to find happiness. John teaches himself how to play the guitar, and forms a band with several friends from his new school. After the band starts winning local competitions, John takes a gamble and leaves his parents and his childhood sweetheart in search of fulfillment.
In time he achieves everything he thought he wanted; fame, fortune and women, but eventually realizes that none brought happiness. His life starts to spiral out of control until he can find his way back. The story is told by John’s true love, to her son Ethan.
The book begins with Ethan’s pessimism and ends when he makes the same realization his father did about fulfillment.