Fifteen-year-old Yasmin Doner is a social misfit—obese, obsessive, and deemed a freak by her peers at school. Struggling to cope since the death of her father and feeling an outsider in her mother’s new marriage, Yasmin yearns for a sense of belonging, finding comfort only in food and the fantasy of being close to Alice Taylor, a girl at school. Rejected by her classmates, Yasmin will do anything to become friends with pretty and popular Alice—even if Alice, like everyone else, thinks she’s a freak. When Yasmin sees a sinister man watching Alice from the school fence, she believes he is planning to abduct her. Yasmin decides to find out more about this man so that, when he takes Alice, she will be the only one who can save her—and so, will finally win her friendship. But as Yasmin forges a relationship with this man, who is kinder to her than anyone else, her affections begin to shift. Perhaps, she was wrong about him. Perhaps, she doesn’t need Alice after all. And then Alice vanishes.