Paulie's a regular kid. He goes to school, he likes hockey. In the winter, he and his friends sneak off to play pond hockey. One night, the ice breaks and Paulie falls in. He spends nine minutes underwater. He drowns but doesn't die. When they finally pull him out, he's got a toothache and memories of something called the Ninetieth Degree. Paulie's a special boy. Being special is dangerous. More
Paulie's a regular Canadian kid. He goes to school, he likes hockey. His friends tease him a little because his mom's kind of hot, but he gets by alright and in the winter they all sneak off to play hockey on the lake.
One night, the ice cracks and Paulie falls in.
He spends nine minutes underwater.
He drowns but doesn't die.
And when he comes to, his friends huddling over him, he realizes that he's fine except for a slight toothache and blurred memories of having experienced what he'll soon learn is called the Ninetieth Degree.
Paulie is special.
Being special can be dangerous.