**Copy provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
I loved the whole idea of this book. I loved the idea behind this book. I loved the characters in this book. I just plain loved this book!
Tori was a character that was written in such a realistic way that it was hard not to empathize with her. The constant self-loathing and hate was a bit much a times. I know that she finally grew up and got everything sorted out, but I felt like this was Tori basically for the entire book.
Which was annoying. But everyone around her treated her like shit, so I don't exactly blame her.
Grant was...interesting. He frustrated me more than Tori because WOW! own up to what you feel. This ENTIRE situation could have had a much better, much easier, much quicker outcome if someone had some balls. But no.
As much as that part of the book angered me, I am glad that the author did it. It really put things in perspective and set up everything that Tori goes through after that perfectly. I liked that Tori learned about self-confidence, even if it was the hard way. She realized that she could be her own hero, and she finally started standing up for what she wanted.
I liked that she kept some of her assets, just because they made her feel better about herself. Some people might be against that, but she stayed within reason I think.
I liked the themes that this book brought up about girls and self-confidence, and what people are willing to go through to validate themselves. I loved that the author wasn't afraid to crash through that subject wall with a sledgehammer, but still be able to walk calmly through that wall after.
I'm going to have to check out some other works by this author, I was very impressed with this first look!