A feisty fourteen-year-old girl gets stranded on an island and accidentally becomes engaged to her rescuer.
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A feisty fourteen-year-old with only her conscience as her friend becomes stranded on an island. She is rescued from the sea by a very cute boy. However, since he can't speak english, she mistakes a proposal for another question, and ends up engaged to him. This girl, whose name is Milo Hestler, is a girl of high principles and a robust attitude, and is outraged when she learns what has happened. When she demands that it all be called off, though, she is informed that this island is governed by its own laws. She has to go through with the marriage, whether she likes it or not, even if she has to be forced. Her anger at this injustice turns into a boiling hatred for her new fiance, Simon, clashing with his obvious love for her. It immediately becomes a battle of the wills, and additionally, a battle of love and hate.
An entire week of sneaking around in a stairwell sounds tiring,
but Milo actually benefited from it. Because she was grounded, she
also couldn’t go to the restaurant floor; therefore, her father,
annoyed but left with no choice, bought an oven and installed it.
Otherwise she would have starved. Its presence made Milo a little
happy, until her parents told her to prepare a special dinner for her
adversaries and their parents, as a further apology.
Milo was furious, but powerless and a night of pure tension, but
delicious food, at the dinner table occurred. The kids, apparently
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not only violent but scheming too, were even more convinced to
gang up on Milo again. Why not? They wouldn’t get in trouble and
also get a lovely meal out of it. Milo was therefore reduced to
peeking around corners and tiptoeing down hallways if alone or,
whenever possible, always standing close to some version of an
adult. She was receiving plenty of sidelong glances, but right then
she valued her health more than her pride.
The entire week dragged by with excruciating slowness, Milo
becoming increasingly frazzled by the day. To boost her morale, she
began to pretend that she was the last golden, scarlet-spotted leopard
in the rainforest, evading ruthless poachers. This lasted until a few
snide comments from Bob the Conscience put an end to it.