All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom's log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben's childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can't help but feeling more for him than just friendship.
Seventeen-year-old Daphne Janus travels with her best friend to an island off the coast of California where she thinks she's trying out a new resort before its grand opening. Soon she's told that her parents have sent her there to undergo a new experimental therapy for suicidal people designed to terrify patients into fighting for their lives. Daphne doesn't know what to believe; she just wants off the island.
Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they are 10 years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason - they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors. But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true? Or is everyone in their world, in fact, a Fool?
"Luc and Leia? Hmmmm"