Sixteen-year-olds Wilhelmina and April meet at Wellness Springs, a posh fat camp in California. Wil is nothappy to be there - her parents own a chain of gyms and see their overweight daughter as a PR disaster - so she plans not to lose a pound all summer in order to get back at them. April, on the other hand, can't believe her luck. She's been saving for a whole year to come to Wellness Springs after she saw it featured in Teen Vogue. She can't wait to work off her excess weight, and then bring on the guys! Assigned to be room mates and work-out partners, the girls hate each other from the start. And things get worse when they both go after the same guy. Can Wil make it through the summer, and finally be accepted by her parents? Will April ever find someone willing to be a real boyfriend, even though she may never be skinny? A funny and poignant novel about friendship and self-acceptance.
Sasha Paley grew up in Chicago, where she spent a lot of time writing in cafés and attempting to flirt with guys from Northwestern. Sasha now lives in New York City, where she still spends a lot of time writing in cafés and working on her flirting skills.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (December 11, 2012)
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