We are introduced to Daisy, who is really named Elizabeth, but only her parents know that; she is 15 years old. We know that her mother died during childbirth, and her father is nowhere to be found. Elizabeth gets sent to London by her evil stepmother. Since her guardian got stuck in Norway on a business trip, she is picked up by Edmond, one of her cousins.
Since Daisy is sent to London and no legal guardian to take care of her, she is picked up be Edmond, her cousin. Edmond was 14 and instantly looked attractive to Daisy when he picked her up. Even though Daisy is sad because she doesn't have any parents to take care of her, she must also be very happy because she doesn't have to go to school or do anything in reality. She is living life with friends and some of her newly met cousins in London. Later, Daisy forms a sexual relationship with Edmond, and yes, they are cousins.
The cousins' blissful existence is rudely interrupted by the army, which takes over their house and sends them away, splitting the boys from the girls. Naturally, this complicates things, as our main girl, Daisy, is now separated from her lover (Edmond) and also has to care for her nine-year-old cousin, Piper
You guys are being seperated, come over here now!
Within 24 hours one of Daisy and Piper's caretakers gets shot in the head, his wife has a breakdown, and shortly thereafter, the barn they're hiding in gets attacked. The pinnacle of violence we see, this is the turning point that begins Daisy and Piper's journey home to find their family.
Daisy and Piper make it back to the house, now vacated by the army, and wait hopefully for the rest of their family to return. Things seem to be safe and starting to calm down, and it feels like so long as the rest of the family comes home unharmed, and it seems as if everything is ok.
Six years later, after getting sent back to America, when Daisy's finally able to return "home" to England and her cousins. Things end much better than most people would've imagined. With most of the family together again, Piper in a happy new relationship, and Daisy helping Edmond return to his original state.