This is a book a bout a fifteen-year old girl named Collie who seemed to never fit in anywhere. First it was because both her and her mom were fat, however her mom became famous and inspired many people to lose weight after she lost 200 pounds all on her own. Then, it was because she got a reputation she did not deserve. Her mom goes on a European tour to promote her work out videos so Collie is sent to Colby, North Carolina to stay with her Aunt Mira. She doesn't expect much. After all why would someone bother with her in North Carolina when no one back home did? However Colby turns out to be great for her, and almost immediately she lands a job at the Last Chance Bar and Grill. There she meets two waitresses-Isabel and Morgan-two best friends who teach her what friendship is all about and help her appreciate herself for who she is.
Even though everything works out for the three friends in the end it wasn't always that way. Isabel is a very judgemental person and she doesn't originally like Collie because she has a lip ring and her hair is dyed jet black. She makes many comments to her about how she is different and she didn't even want her to work at the restaurant with them. If you were Collie, would you forgive Isabel right away, would you confront her on it, or would you just let everything go to not start drama? And why?
Collie always knew she never really fit in. She also knew that she was going to somewhere new for the whole summer. One of the lessons in this book is to be yourself and love yourself for who you are. If you were Collie, would you change who you were for one summer to see if you could possibly fit in somewhere? Why or why not?