Oh how I wish this story had been longer. Tackled in this book are complex issues like self-image, loneliness, disappointment,and friendship. John Frederick is a remarkably sweet and sympathetic character that needs to have his back story, and likewise his overeating, explained further. Lexie is patient, kind and caring and I would have liked to have seen her fleshed out a bit more, as well as her supposed relationship with Caleb, which upset John Frederick so much. The simplicity of the relationship and story between the two of them was refreshing and the food descriptions used were beautiful and offered great visual descriptions in my mind as I was reading.