Natalie's super skinny sister Plum is getting married and the pressure is on for Nat to lose weight so that she 'fits in' as a bridesmaid on the day. Natalie's slim, but curvier than either of sisters, and taller too. No way is she a size zero, and her friends are determined that she doesn't diet down to nothing. But once Nat gets into the polystyrene rice cakes and cottage cheese AND starts losing weight, she can't help feeling a bit pleased with the new skinnier her. Lexie, Billie, Ella and Oliver (who has had a crush on Nat since forever) are all worried, determined to make her see sense. But having an Alpha boy like Ewan Hendricks interested her is just too tempting for Natalie Bonneville St John. Can her BFFs convince her she's going too far?
Billie, Lexie, Ella and Natalie are all 14 years old, living in the fashionable and hip Notting Hill Gate. They're as different to each other as all four of Sex and City friends, but that's what makes them such good friends. Lexie's the sporty, practical tomboy, Ella's ever-so-sligthly ditzy, but creative fashionista, with a heart of gold; Nat's the witty, self-depracting hopeless romantic and Billie's the resident musician and Lily Allen in the making Each of them have their own set of issues - whether it's school, parents or boys...and support is there, every week at their weekly breakfast catch up in their favourite cafe. In this first book, Billie' s narrative takes the lead, as she and her mum are at loggerheads over Billie's growing obsession with her music and her curiosity over her dad -who she hasn't seen since she was a baby. On top of that, the girls' favourite cafe has been bought up by property developers and the hunt is on for a new venue! Fashion, fun and friendship sorround some familiar issues in this fresh new tween series.