"Colie expects the worst when she's sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast -- first for being fat and then for being "easy" -- Colie has no friends at home and doesn't expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina. But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along"
I admire and found all the characters in this novel very amusing, they were all different in a way. It showed how Colie changed throughout the book and slowly grew less insecure of herself. I love how Sarah Dessen's novels all have a great, meaningful message behind the whole plot. Most of her novels are all really relatable and enjoyable to read about. Just like this one, I would rate it a 9/10 because of how easy it is for the reader to sympathize with the protagonist. Colie undergoes significant change and realizes who she really is...she discovers her inner beauty. This book is for teenage girls and has some cheesiness to it, but it's an amazing short and good read.