I liked this books a lot. I stumbled across this book and started it just to see what it was all about, and ended up really liking it. I took a little break in the middle and came back liking it a bit less but overall the book was good. I liked that he was tragically fat, and unattractive, and doomed to stay like that. It made me a little sad that he started getting attractive. This book actually reminded me a little bit of the group of kids from The Casual Vacancy. The ending was kind of jarring, and it ended like it started: leaving you with that feeling of uncomfortable, this isn't how it should be, I wish I could fix this, but I can't, feeling.