Giving up her pony didn't make Austen's sister better. Sacrificing her social life hasn't done it either. But with her sister's life at stake, Austen's never good at saying no. So, when their mom decides a move to the island is just what Eliot needs, Austen says good-bye to her perfect summer plans.
Rand's not on the island by choice, either. After drinking, driving, and crashing his neighbour's car, he's been sent to live with his uncle until a spot opens up for him at boarding school.
If too-nice Austen, and too-much-trouble Rand are opposites maybe that's why they're so attracted to each other.