I had so much hope for this big, because I felt it would tackle some difficult subjects like gastric bypass surgery, interracial relationships, and body image in teens. I could tell from the research on gastric bypass surgery that the author really did do a lot of research. However, her characters were shallow, badly developed, and generally unpleasant. Protaganists do not have to be pleasant or even morally good, but anti-heros should, at the very least, be likable. Jamie, the protaganist in this book, is wholly unlikable that you can't believe she has a boyfriend and two best friends. Even worse, her editorials are badly written and researched, and I can't see any of them being worthy of a journalism scholarship.