Isabelle Lee has a problem.
And it’s not just her little sister, April(aka Ape Face), who just ratted her out to their mother. It’s not even Group, which she now attends once a week as part of “the deal” with her mother. The problem is, everything seems “fine” at home, but in fact Isabelle’s family is still reeling from the death of her father. Isabelle’s mother has taken all the pictures of him off the walls and cries herself to sleep every night. When April catches Isabelle in the bathroom forcing herself to throw up, Isabelle can’t bribe her to stay quiet and ends up in “Eating Disorder and Body Image Therapy Group.” Trapped in a room with no air circulation and orange carpet, Isabelle is amazed when Ashley Barnum, the prettiest, most popular girl in school—aka Royalty—walks through the door.
In a world where appearances are all that matter, coping takes some interesting and potentially harmful turns.