Mature beyond her years, creative and brooding with an overactive mind, Leah is somewhat of a loner who prefers reading, writing, and observing the world around her. Leah makes an unexpected connection with a famous author twenty years her senior, and a risqué relationship develops between them.
An elite diver, Rachel has driven herself to dangerous lengths to excel at her sport. She’s a motivated self-starter who leads the charge to find a way off the island and back to the pursuit of her Olympic dreams.
A God-fearing pageant princess from the heart of Texas, whose natural optimism helps the island-dwellers stay hopeful. Despite her angelic appearance, Shelby has a lot of hidden grit, and a number of secrets that she’s keeping from the others.
Nora is a quiet, artistic savant who’s had a hard time fitting in among her peers. She may seem meeker and more reserved than her fraternal twin Rachel, but she’s the secret strength in their relationship.
A proudly promiscuous girl with an audacious fashion sense. When she doesn’t pull her weight on the island, the others mistake her for a good-for-nothing slacker. But if they knew her past, they’d realize nothing could be further from the truth.
A tomboy with anger issues, Toni Shalifoe feels like everyone is out to screw her over…since almost everyone in her life has. Despite her aggression, Toni has a softer side and a great capacity for love, as evidenced by her fierce loyalty to her best friend Martha.
Dot is a tough Texan girl who doesn’t suffer fools. She’s had to shoulder a lot of adult responsibilities in her young life, which gives her an air of dependability on the island. She’s the first person the other girls look to when something needs to get done.
Martha is an animal-lover with a big heart and a deep connection to her Native American heritage. Martha’s sweet and optimistic nature belies the struggles of her past. On the island, Martha will face challenges that will force her out of her shell.
Born on Valentine’s day, Jeanette is a fun-loving optimist, with a passion for pop culture. Her sunny façade might leave others wondering if there’s more to her past than she shares.
Gretchen is an ambitious intellectual who runs an all-girls empowerment retreat. Her work means everything to her, and although well-meaning, her impassioned goals could cloud her sense of right and wrong.