Author(s): e. E. Charlton-Trujillo
Winner of a 2014 Stonewall Book Award Her sister was captured in Iraq, she s the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything? Angie is broken by her can t-be-bothered mother, by her high-school tormenters, and by being the only one who thinks her varsity-athlete-turned-war-hero sister is still alive. Hiding under a mountain of junk food hasn t kept the pain (or the shouts of "crazy mad cow!") away. Having failed to kill herself in front of a gym full of kids she s back at high school just trying to make it through each day. That is, until the arrival of KC Romance, the kind of girl who doesn t exist in Dryfalls, Ohio. A girl who is one hundred and ninety-nine percent wow! A girl who never sees her as Fat Angie, and who knows too well that the package doesn t always match what s inside. With an offbeat sensibility, mean girls to rival a horror classic, and characters both outrageous and touching, this darkly comic anti-romantic romance will appeal to anyone who likes entertaining and meaningful fiction."
Charlton-Trujillo offers a hard-hitting third novel that swings between incredibly painful low moments and hard-won victories. Publishers Weekly (starred review) The voice of a dry and direct third-person narrator works in a story laden with heavy topics, including war, death, suicide, cutting, bullying, and homosexuality. School Library Journal (starred review)"
e. E. Charlton-Trujillo is an award-winning filmmaker and YA novelist. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.