A romantic love triangle that will appeal to fans of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before—this provocative story explores insecurity and the power of words to hurt and to heal.

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. But how thin is thin enough?

Body’s comment sends Olivia on a spiral of 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 issues like she does; she can’t even look at herself in the mirror anymore. The only time she doesn’t feel ugly or fat is when she goes riding dirt bikes and cave-hunting with Ross. But with Brody, instead of finding romance and true love, she feels like a terrified rabbit he’s going to devour.

She’s almost thin enough to be beautiful for the prom when the unthinkable happens.

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"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.


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.