Beautiful Americans follows four American exchange students who join a Parisian study program. Alex, a typical New York socialite and expert in spending her parents money, joins the program after she is cut off. Olivia has been given the opportunity to train with a famous ballet school. PJ is hoping to get away from a scandal plaguing her family. Zach is a Southern boy who has been hiding his gay lifestyle because of his conservation hometown. In Paris, all 4 students want to escape their problems at home and hope to change their lives for the better.
Sachiko has extreme feelings for the mysterious Akihiko. She confesses her feelings to him, however, is automatically turned down. In an extremely lucky--or unlucky--circumstance, Sachiko leaves her grandmother's house to move in with her mother who has just taken Akihiko in with her as well. Now the two are living together as siblings by marriage and are forced to interact. When a "coolest in school contest" is announced, Sachiko convinces Akihiko to enter it with her.
Tadayasu would have loved to experience the college life as soon as the year began. Of course, he could not. The first day that he arrives at his university, Tadaysasu meets his professor at a possible human murder scene. The second day of school, he is already sick from eating infected curry. To make matters more interesting, Tadayasu can see bacteria with his naked eye. More than one person at the university wants to take advantage of his ability, whether for bootlegging sake or research. Who will he help?
Nola is about to embark on a journey along with about fifty other boys and girls. The young teenagers and children were given a plan to follow from their parents; they must escape Grand Pré and make their way to Fort Louisbourg. The British are invading Acadia during the Seven Years' War and are determined to bring down any Acadians who support the French. Nola and the others must face hostile weather and conditions while trying to survive. Is the group going to succeed in escaping from the British and ensuring the survival of Grand Pré Acadians?
Vidalia's life is great for her, but it is full of stress. She just won a scholarship to study art in Paris during the summer. Her mother is extremely needy and relies on Vidalia way too much; Vidalia is happy to have a break from that. In Paris, Vidalia meets two boys. One is named Julien, who she thinks of as just a friend, and the other is Marco. She falls for Marco rather quickly; however, Vidalia also learns of his career as an "art dealer." Her relationship with Marco overpowers her feelings toward his illegal behavior.
Bad luck follows Chihiro everywhere he goes. However, he wins an odd lottery allowing him to enter in Rikkyoin High School. Everything there is decided by a lottery; this includes the student council. When Chihiro draws a winning ticket to become the student council president he doesn't realize what is involved with the position. Everyday he faces evil with the other members of the new student council. Will Chihiro's luck improve enough to fight the evil or will it cause them to die?