Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before she really goes under.
This is a very typical coming of age story but it was beautifully written. It's about a girl named Delores and you can't help but to love her and really connect with her. After the separation of her parents, Delores' mother provides food and snacks to comfort Delores and she becomes very overweight. She goes off to college and she goes through the painful turbulence of growing up.