Her sister was captured in Iraq, she's the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything?
Angie is broken - by her can't-be-bothered mother, by her high-school tormenters, and by being the only one who thinks her varsity-athlete-turned-war-hero sister is still alive. Hiding under a mountain of junk food hasn't kept the pain (or the shouts of "crazy mad cow!") away.
Having failed to kill herself - in front of a gym full of kids - she's back at high school just trying to make it through each day. That is, until the arrival of KC Romance, the kind of girl who doesn't exist in Dryfalls, Ohio. A girl who is one hundred and ninety-nine percent wow! A girl who never sees her as Fat Angie, and who knows too well that the package doesn't always match what's inside.
With an offbeat sensibility, mean girls to rival a horror classic, and characters both outrageous and touching, this darkly comic anti-romantic romance will appeal to anyone who likes entertaining and meaningful fiction.
About the Author
E. E. Charlton-Trujillo is an award-winning filmmaker and YA novelist.
Charlton-Trujillo offers a hard-hitting third novel that swings between incredibly painful low moments and hard-won victories.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) The voice of a dry and direct third-person narrator works in a story laden with heavy topics, including war, death, suicide, cutting, bullying, and homosexuality.--School Library Journal (starred review)
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9 - 12
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st June 2013
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 14.5 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.39