Paradise wasn't supposed to suck.
Not the state of being, but a resort in the Caribbean.
Jena, Dakota, Skye, and Owen are all there for different reasons, but at Paradise their lives become tangled together in ways none of them can predict. Paradise will change them all.
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Jena can't stand being herself. She's fat, no boy would ever think to give her a second glance, and she has a horrible habit of babbling when she's nervous. When she takes a trip to Paradise, however, things somehow begin to change. Her first taste of romance with Dakota, a seemingly charming... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Jena can't stand being herself. She's fat, no boy would ever think to give her a second glance, and she has a horrible habit of babbling when she's nervous. When she takes a trip to Paradise, however, things somehow begin to change. Her first taste of romance with Dakota, a seemingly charming but truthfully heartbreaking senior in high school, encourages her to open up and think better of herself, even when Dakota ditches Jena for her vacation partner, Skye. Jena is able to let go of her lousy past and becomes close friends with Dakota's younger brother, Owen. As a result, Owen finds himself getting away from the computer screen for once and having real interactions with real people. Dakota shapes up and stops toying with girls after being suspended and sent to his grandparents' house, where he meets the one girl who can make him realize he's not entirely a bad person. And when Skye plans to kill herself after a pointless lifetime of nothing but shallow relationships, Jena saves her life.
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