Zoe and her best friend, Olivia, have always had Big Plans: They'll tour the world as prima ballerinas and live in a swanky Manhattan apartment (where they'll hang out with their fabulous boyfriends, of course). But when they're cut from the ballet company, their plans for the future evaporate. Suddenly, Zoe's dodging cheerleaders who want her and Olivia to go out for the squad, and Olivia's got a crush on Calvin Taylor, who Zoe can't stand. Zoe can't imagine anything worse happening…until Olivia gets sick. Suddenly, not being able to dance is the least of their problems.
"all about the narrator"
Juliet Newman has it all. A picture-perfect family; a handsome, loving boyfriend; and a foolproof life plan: ace her SATs, get accepted into Harvard early action, and live happily ever after. But when her dad moves out and her mom loses it, Juliet begins questioning the rules by which she's always lived. Suddenly it's difficult for her to remember why she cared so much about rocking Latin exams or snagging elite internships--or if her family was ever as happy as she thought they were.
They say the higher you climb, the harder you fall - how will Juliet cope when her perfect world starts to crumble around her? Juliet seemingly has it all. Popular, pretty, with laidback, loving parents, a devoted boyfriend, and an effortless, straight-A report card. But then the cracks start to show: Her parents separate, which leads to her mother taking an overdose. With the stress of college applications looming on the night of her mother's hospitalization, Juliet takes comfort in the arms of a stranger.