a funny, painful yet compusively readable book about the author's summer spent at fat camp. i could very much identify with stephanie's portrayal of a teen dealing with weight issues, and thought she did a great job at conveying the pathos of her situation with humor and honesty. i could feel her embarrassment and shame and confusion and finally, her joy when she finally lost her "rolls." i also appreciated her confusion about her parents, and how they treated her b/c of her obesity, part. as it related to her mom's self image and her father's love (or feeling a lack thereof). and i thought it was very true to life that her struggles didn't end when she lost the weight. it was as if that was just the first step in a long line of struggles to find herself.