Plum Kettle works as an agony aunt, answering fan mail for a teen magazine editor. She can do the work from home – or her favourite cafe – which is fortunate as Plum doesn’t look like the usual calorie-starved fashionistas who populate the world of glossy magazines. Plum is just waiting for the day of her weight-loss surgery, when she can shed her fat persona and her real life can truly begin. But realising she’s being followed by a mysterious woman in combat boots, Plum instead finds herself drawn into a whirlwind of intrigue, as a dangerous feminist group terrorises those who mistreats women. Part insight into a woman dealing with society’s unkindness towards obese people and part disturbing feminist manifesto, this is one to pick up if you’re after something darker than your usual fare. Made for book club debate.