Zelah Green is back at home trying to keep her OCD at a manageable level. Her unemployed father has gotten himself an interview at a nearby high school, her relationship with her ex-best friend Fran is slowly going back to the way it used to be, and there is a nice boy who is sending her emails and is very keen to meet her in person.
However, her stress levels shoot up and her progress comes to a grinding halt when Caro, her friend from Forest Hill House who has rage and self-cutting issues, shows up at her doorstep to crash with her for a few weeks. Caro and her dirty boots, cigarette smoke and cigarette butts, and loud Marilyn Manson music. Everyone is pushed to their limits, and Zelah finds herself losing control all over again.
Second book is just as short as the first, but still as enjoyable. Caro annoyed the hell out of me, aaaarrrgh. Other than that, it was a very pleasant and delightful reading experience.