After losing a scholarship that is her path to her dream college and life, Liz Lighty enters into the Prom Queen competition because winning offers a scholarship. She doesn't think she has a chance, because the town that she lives in is very white and very rich - the opposite of her. But then she starts to get to know the new girl, and the competition becomes bearable.
Even though society and even her mother have told her that she can't dance because she's fat, Skye doesn't let that stop her. She auditions for a K-Pop reality show based in LA in order to become the first plus-sized K-Pop star, but she has to try to stay true to herself, even when so many people are telling her she needs to change.
Camino lives in the Dominican Republic with her aunt, where her father visits every summer. Yahaira lives in New York City with her parents, and every year, her father goes to the Dominican Republic for business. When their father's flight crashes, Camino and Yahaira find out about each other. Not only do they have to grapple with the grief over their father's death, but also the hurt and betrayal that come with finding out that their father was lying.
Harley has dreamed of joining the circus as trapeze artist, but her parents, who own a circus, want her to go to college because they think she will be limiting herself if she commits to her dream. Tired of having them ignore her feelings, she runs away to join a rival circus. However, the price of her entry into this new troupe is betraying her family. When things don't go as she excepts, she has to face her dreams and the people she hurt.
All Ever wants to do is dance, but her parents have pushed her into becoming a doctor her whole life. For the summer, they force her to go to Taiwan for a summer program, infamously called Loveboat. When she arrives, she realizes that since her parents are on the other side of the world, she doesn't have to follow their strict rules, at least for the summer.
After husband left three years ago, Amy has been struggling to make ends meet for her two kids. She finally has everything under control when her husband shows up and wants to spend the summer with the kids. Kid-free for the first time in years, Amy goes to New York City to see what she has been missing out on.
Emma marries her high school sweetheart Jeese, but on their first wedding anniversary, he goes missing in a helicopter crash. He is presumed dead, so Emma must move on. A few years in the future, she has reconnected with her high school acquaintance Sam, and has made a new life for herself. Just months away from her and Sam's wedding, she gets a call that Jesse is still alive and is coming back to her.