When Max met Sophie she was a lively, happy, creative soul and he instantly fell in love.
After Ana befriends Sophie she changes, becomes obsessed with losing weight. Her friends Mia and Sue add their own problems to her already difficult life yet she resists any help from Max.
Max decides to stage a work of performance art for Sophie and lose weight himself, to show her what she is doing to herself and those around her, but Sophie is hard to convince when Ana is always whispering in her ear.
First published – 2001 as My Secret Family
Second edition – 2017 as Sugar Crash