I found this to be a dark and depressing view of real life
as an overweight 15-year old high school teenager with skinny diva friends. Leah's life is the life of millions of high school girls. Her mother, a widow, is over worked, underpaid, and dependent upon her wine to help her finish off her days.
There were no bright spots in this story, yet, I was compelled to read it to the end.