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Maggie is a chubby, clumsy, socially awkward high school senior who is continually eclipsed by her friend, Liz. Maggie comes from a family of moderate means and makes her own clothes to fit her overweight body, so she is doubly compromised, especially in comparison to Liz's graceful lean figure and nice clothes. During the course of the novel, Maggie's self-confidence grows. She loses weight and learns how to fix her hair to make herself more attractive. Although she would not be called one of the popular girls, Maggie is capable of unconditional love and support, which makes her an invaluable friend. Maggie's inexperience with boys makes her hesitant to experience a relationship, especially with the equally unattractive Dennis, but their brief relationship is beneficial to both as it boosts their confidence levels. Maggie matures to the point that she can move on once relationships end, and her...

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