It all starts in Paradise when Jena, Dakota, Skye, and Owen all meet. Jena met Dakota and thought he liked her until he ditched her for Skye, which upsets Jena and makes her mad. When in the hot tub she discovers a suicide note, which worries her buts she doesn't know what to do so she just lets it go.
Dakota lives with his dad while Owen, his brother lives with his mother. Dakota's girlfriend has just died in a car wreck so his mother took him on vacation to get away from it all. Then he gets suspended because his deceased girlfriend's brother starts a fight and eggs him on. So his mother sends him to his grandparent’s house where he can't do anything. Dakota meets a single mom his age that he becomes friends and they begin to write back and forth.
Skye starts thinking about who her father was and how he died and if she still wants to be an actress. At that same time, Jena looks up Owen's blog online and they become fast friends. When Owen's mother sends him to a conference about how to make friends he has Dakota break him out so Owen can go to New York to be with Jena. But right before this, Jena goes and visits Skye where she recognizes Skye's handwriting as the one who wrote the suicide note.
Will these four teens find a way to make it through the teenage years alive and happy? Can Jena and Owen find a way to be together? Will Skye's discoveries about the past ruin any chance for a future? Will Dakota's girlfriend's death be too much for him to bear?
I really enjoyed this book because it was interesting and full of drama. Tangled shows teenage relationships in a way that will grab the reader's attention. The way the characters grew and changed over the book made the story more interesting.
This review was done by a *Teen Reviewer*.
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.
It will change Jena, whose first brush with romance takes her that much closer to having a life, and not just reading about those infinitely cooler and more exciting.
It will change Dakota, who needs the devastating truth about his past to make him realize that he doesn't have to be a jerk just because people think he's one.
It will change Skye, a heartbreakingly beautiful actress, who must come to terms with the fact that for once she has to stop playing a role or face the consequences.
And it will change Owen, who has never risked anything before and who will take the leap from his online life to a real one all because of a girl he met at Paradise. . . .
From confused to confident and back again, one thing's certain: Four months after it all begins, none of them will ever be the same.