When tall, gorgeous Brody asks Olivia to the prom, she’s ecstatic—until he suggests that she use the two months before the dance to lose some weight. Does he think she’s fat? His comment sends Olivia on a spiral of insecurity and dangerously rapid weight loss that borders on anorexia.

 As her pounds vanish, her friendship deepens with Ross, the new prep cook at the diner where she works. Despite his mysterious limp, he doesn’t suffer crippling low self-esteem like Olivia does; usually, she can’t even look at herself in the mirror anymore. But when she’s riding dirt bikes and searching for caves with Ross, she doesn’t feel ugly or fat, just herself again—hanging out and having fun.

 With Brody, instead of finding the romance and true love she had hoped for, she feels like a terrified rabbit that he’s going to devour. She refuses to think about that. She’s almost thin enough to be beautiful for the prom.

 And then the unthinkable happens.

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Reviews (See All Amazon Reviews)

"Standing ovation! Thank you for sharing your talents to help girls with their body image." - Judge, 24th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

"Every Middle Schhol/High School Girl Should Read This Book" By LV Mermaid

"This book was a nice surprise. I enjoyed it and liked many characters in this book except for that douche-bag Brody." by Unsolved Mystery's Reviews

"Another great page turner from Khristina Chess" By Angel Fournelle

"This book is a must read." By Ashley M Graham

"It was an inspiring story to read, as Olivia realized her mistakes and worked to get her old self back. I couldn't put this book down. A great, inspiring read." By Emily

"This book really makes you think about an unspoken problem that has been happening for years to girls, even though it does affect guys too." By Michelle Quintana

"This is a really thought provoking work that calls out the pressures and stresses surrounding the cult of image for young girls. Even if you don't have experience with eating disorders, this book is powerful and will resonate personally." By Jennifer M.

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Hollow Beauty
By Khristina Chess
 Named a finalist in the  2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards  in the Young Adult category.

Named a finalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Young Adult category.