Blythe is a typical teenage girl struggling to find her place in a private suburban high school world. When her classmate Laurie begins to lose weight, Blythe's competitive spirit drives her to lose more. A sudden interest from the cutest boy in school spurs her romantic dreams on until she hits rock bottom at eighty-nine pounds. Blythe struggles with her faith in God while she's in hush-hush therapy sessions for "her issue," and she begins to recognize the sacrifices she's made for a seemingly perfect body. Through the help of her best friends, Diane and Oliver, she begins to regain the confidence to face her worst fears.
In her first published work, Morgan Menzie writes candidly and beautifully about her experience as a teen girl struggling with anorexia in this based-on-a-true-story diary.