“My new high school is a low, sprawling building in a truly bizarre shade of purple with ADVENTURA HIGH painted in giant turquoise letters along the largest wall.”(21).
Autumn, the protagonist, gets news that her father passed away on the plane ride to her grandmother's house. After Autumn Falls tragically mourned her father, she had to move from Maryland to Florida, and go to a new school so she could take care of her old grandmother. She had to leave all of her friends, but most importantly, her best friend, Jenna.
Her new school was way different than her old one. It was different in size and the people there were the complete opposite as her old one. On her walk to Adventura, she met a boy named J.J. Austin.
Autumn begins to fit into her new school very well. She already has a crush on a boy named Sean, but he is connected with the bad kids in school, so she quickly gets caught in the drama. Sean's longtime friend, a girl named Reenzie who is also obsessed with him, posts a very embarrassing photo of Autumn on the school's portal.
Autumn's grandmother gave her a journal that she explained was from her father. She didn't want the book at first, but then she realizes that everything she wishes for while writing to her dad comes true.
Autumn's mom wins two tickets to see her favorite singer in concert to surprise her with. Everyone kisses up to Autumn to get the second ticket, including Reenzie. She tells Reenzie that she can go with her, but Autumn is planning on breaking it off with her right before the concert as payback.
Autumn is at Reenzie's house and sneaks onto her computer to get proof that she is the one who posted the embarrassing picture of her. She gets caught by Sean and they get into a huge fight. Autumn feels very guilty and tries to make it up to everyone. From now on, Autumn needs to be careful with her word choice as she wishes in her journal.