Meet Dolores Price.

She’s thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Beached in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the potato chips, Pepsi, and Mallomars her anxious mother supplies.

When she finally enters young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores discovers that life is not exactly kind. But she’s determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly-up.

She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb