Adrian Carter is a young mixed-race teen struggling with poor self-image, but he's tired of being bullied for his weight. Adrian decides to shed the pounds, no matter what it takes. When he meets and falls for Mel Woods, a confident and sensible girl with a passion for fitness, his motivation to change leads him to take dangerous measures. When Mel confronts Adrian about his methods of weight loss he is left trying to find a balance between the number on the scale and wondering if he'll ever be worthy of love.
"This book explores the complexities of relationships, self-image and self-harm in a way that feels very open and honest." —Atlantic Books Today
"Accessible and engaging, full of honest feeling." —Kirkus Reviews