Lori Palmer is the new (plus-size) girl at Bay Water High, where students prize glossy hair, beach bodies and thigh-gaps seemingly above all else. She misses her old school, where her talent for art carried more weight amongst her peers than a chia smoothie recipe ever could! Crushingly uncomfortable in her own skin, Lori hopes on surviving senior year as best she can, melting into the background whilst she melts in the summer heat. But her plans to go unnoticed are ruined when she bumps into hot jock Jake at her little brother’s school and, for reasons she can’t understand, he wants to hang out with them both. Surely Lori and Jake – with his abs of steel – can’t have anything in common, can they?
A brand-new novel by bestselling author of Burning Moon, Jo Watson. A story of body-positivity and self-love, perfect for fans of Dumplin’ and The Upside of Unrequited.
New town, new school, old problems…
After her parents’ divorce, city girl Lori Palmer has been dragged across the country to start a new life without her dad.
Lori realises that her new school, Bay Water High, isn’t made for girls like her. She plans to blend into the background. But, after a chance connection, Lori finds herself hanging out with Jake, the most popular (and hottest) guy at school. And, Lori is suddenly thrust into his unfamiliar and exhilarating world of water polo, parties and stargazing.
As Lori’s old anxieties begin to resurface, she has to find a new artistic release. And, unknowingly ignites a powerful movement.
One that causes BIG problems.
When the authorities start asking questions, Lori realises that finding her voice might have got her into a world of trouble.
Soon, Lori has to decide if she can finally stand up for what she believes in.