When Paisley Watts is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she soon realizes that she's going to be likely forced to miss out on the biggest experiences of her life - going to prom, getting a tattoo, having her first drink of alcohol - and she vows to fit as many of those things into one summer as she can.
Along with four of her friends, Paisley struggles to convince her parents to let her go on one last trip before she's too sick to travel - across provincial lines to Partridge Island, a place where so many of the things on her bucket list will be able to be completed. However, something happens that isn't on the agenda: Paisley realizes that she is falling in love with her best friend Mitchell, and her time to let him know is quickly running out.
In a coma after being hit by a truck while riding his bike, thirteen-year-old Rion is stuck in Limbo—a vast and empty solar system of planets and stars somewhere between Heaven and the not so good Heaven. His twin sister Bellamie may be the only one who can rescue him, but to do that she has to learn the truth about The Accident. With the help of fellow schoolmate and psychic Adley, she also learns the truth about her own sexual identity.
Morrigan Westhaver isn't convinced anything could make her forget her abusive ex-boyfriend—not even if she travels all the way from her home in Michigan to her father's ranch in Alabama. Saved text messages and voicemails haunt her life with poisonous words and crippling self-doubt, but she can't seem to let them go. On the ranch, much to her surprise, she immediately takes to a rescued horse, Stormy, as well as Levy, an attractive ranch hand. Will their understanding and gentle support help her heal, or is the damage too deep?
Nijah Rhodes has had a secret since she was eleven years old: she struggles with a condition called dermatillomania, characterized by the repeated urge to pick at her body. Mutilating her skin in an almost compulsive way, Nijah covers the holes and scars with layers of thick makeup, shame, and denial in hopes of hiding her face - and herself. Nobody seems to understand the problem that she is facing, and in the small town of Princess Cove, resources for help are extremely limited.
Fast forward seven years and everything is the same except Nijah is about to graduate from high school, maintaining high grades but also her hidden life. Then, for the last semester of senior year, Finn Connolly moves to town with his rockstar looks and worldly experience. Something about him makes Nijah want to show her true face to the world and not let her skin hold her back from experiencing all life has to offer, but she has to decide if she's brave enough to be honest with herself.