Caleb Michaels is your average 16-year-old. He goes to school, plays football, teases his little sister. But when Caleb starts experiencing moods swings that are out of the ordinary even for a teenager, his life moves beyond 'typical'. Caleb is Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb's ability is extreme empathy - he feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb's life becomes more complicated when he keeps getting pulled into the emotional orbit of one of his classmates, Adam. Adam's feelings are big and all-consuming, but they fit together with Caleb's feelings in a way that he can't quite understand. Caleb's therapist, Dr Bright, encourages Caleb to explore this connection by befriending Adam.