Winner of a 2014 Stonewall Book Award
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."