One of the worst pieces of drivel I've ever read. By simply stringing together "I cut myself, I make myself throw up, I'm so goth, I dye my hair weird colors, I had sex at an early age, my parents don't understand me" you are NOT a writer. This is fiction, yet the author goes in and out of "my mom's alive, my mom died but I'm only going to allude to it, not actually tell you why" and other stuff that makes you actually think, "Please DO cut yourself but this time, do it for REAL." That's a little harsh, but this book was absolutely horrendous writing.
If you liked Namedropper, you're sure to enjoy Thin Skim. I read it in a few hours on an airplane last week.
"Everyone thinks Ruby is beautiful except for Ruby, who is so hell-bent on being ugly that she's driven away the man who loves her, the agent who swears he could have made her a star, and the delectable male costar of her latest project, Mean People Suck. After all, Ruby believes that what's going on outside should reflect what's on the inside- and inside she's a mess. Burned-out at the age of twenty, she's living alone in a world of hotels and fast food- none of which she keeps down- haunted by the memory of her childhood love, cutting herself, and tempted to repeat her mother's tragic fate. She needs to find a new way of being.... and fast."
Didn't get through all of it. I bought it out of desperation for something to read and realized I really wasn't that desperate half way through. The narrator got on my nerves, but that might have just been me not catching onto the Brit slang :)