Justin Valdez is removed from his comfort zone in Makati City to enroll as a Grade 7 student at San Ignacio de Loyola School For Boys (SIDL), a private school in Cebu City. Of course, with an environment which had never been appealing to him since childhood, will he want to stay? Things aren't going well for the bratty youth when he meets Ashley Dizon, a fourth year high school student who is living in the house as his parents' lodger. He isn't even thrilled to learn that he will have to put up with the lodger even if the latter will be staying in the house for the last time until her graduation come March. Will Justin and Ashley hate each other until the latter graduates? Will Justin get through a whole year seeing the lodger everyday? And the final question is, will he get used to seeing her? A coming-of-age novel, "She's Older Than Me" tells of a young lad's transition from childhood to adolescence, his struggles that come along with growing up, the lighthearted and heartwarming moments that he experiences from family and friends, and the uncertainty and sweetness that he finds in his first love.