"Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her."
"Overweight, self-assured, high school senior Jamie Carcaterra writes in the school newspaper about her own attitude to being fat, her boyfriend's bariatric surgery, and her struggles to be taken seriously in a very thin world."
"Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy's cosmetics counter, his sister's abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate."
"Sixteen-year-old Riley Swain, pushed into spending Spring Break at an upstate New York 'fat farm' by her father's fiancée, is happy with her weight but finds she has a lot to learn about friendship and love."
"Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band."
"Teased and abused for being grossly overweight, Jimmy, a fourteen-year-old Scottish teenager who dreams mysterious dreams and secretly aspires to become a chef, decides to turn his self-loathing life around by learning how to swim."
"At a summer camp for overweight teenagers, high school student Cam Phillips finds support from her cabin mates and love from a fellow camper as she battles her weight and her perceptions of food and exercise."
"Overweight teenage Catherine embarks on a high school science project in which she must emulate the ways of hominims, the earliest ancestors of human beings, by eating an all-natural diet and foregoing technology."
"Overweight fifteen-year-old Tristan, who lives happily with his divorced mother and her boyfriend Frank, suddenly finds that he must deal with intensified criticism about his weight and other aspects of his life when Frank's popular but troubled, nutrition-obsessed daughter moves in."
"After being bitten by a vampire, not only is fifteen-year-old Doug doomed eternally to be fat, but now he must also save himself from the desperate host of a public-access-cable vampire-hunting television show that is on the verge of cancellation."
"Harangued by his father about his weight and bullied in all the many schools he has attended, teenaged Michael finds some comfort in his ability to experience lucid dreaming but then starts to notice that the things that happen in his dreams are starting to occur in the real world as well."
"In the wake of her cousin's suicide, overweight and introverted seventeen-year-old Miles experiences significant changes in her relationships with her mother and father, her best friend Jamal and his family, and her cousin's father, while gaining insights about herself, both positive and negative."
"With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and unique learning profile, Danielle Levine doesn't fit in even at her alternative high school. But when she meets Daniel, another social misfit who is obsessed with the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, Danielle's resolve to keep everyone at arm's length starts to crumble."
"Sixteen-year-old Dough is surprised when her long-distance boyfriend returns to New Jersey after four years and still finds her beautiful, despite her seventy-pound weight gain, until Dough learns that he's a member of the Luminati--an ancient cult of astrologers who can manipulate the stars to improve their lives."
"When she is almost sixteen years old, Rosemary decides she is sick of being overweight and feeling out of control, and as she slowly loses weight, she realizes that she is able to cope with her mother's cancer, having a boyfriend for the first time, and discovering that other people's lives are not as perfect as they seem from the outside."
"After being dumped by her boyfriend and gaining twenty-five pounds during her freshman year at Columbia University, Bee Wilson becomes a world-famous supermodel when a prestigious modeling agency hires her for its plus-size division."
"Surrounded by sexually unfaithful and physically beautiful adults, Robin, a fifteen-year-old fat girl, misses her best friend who has recently moved, gives in to an older neighbor's sexual advances, and doesn't recognize that a handsome black classmate likes her as she is."
"In a small Texas town, Broadway geek Rodney and plus-sized Sabrina have loads in common. They dig who they are, they don't care what other high-schoolers think, and they're both hunting for the perfect guy. But when they find their hunky dream dates, will they have the courage to strut their forbidden love at the Graduation Dance?"
"Should she leave home, go to college and experience life? Or stay home, get married, and keep working in her sister's struggling garment factory? It may seem an easy decision, but for eighteen-year-old Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life."
"High school freshman Angus is the class fat-boy, an object of scorn and derision. Despite his portly demeanor, Angus is on the football team and has a secret crush on cheerleader Melissa, who unfortunately belongs to the school's ace quarterback Rick, the one who is the cruelest of all to poor Angus."