Rae is allowed to return home from a psychiatric hospital after months of treatment and attempts to live as a normal teenager. Her mother is hiding her new Tunisian boyfriend from immigration.
With her best friend Chloe in a secret relationship with a mystery man, Rae also longs for a boyfriend, but is worried she'll never get one while she's overweight. She's annoyed when Kester recognises she's uncomfortable with her appearance and refuses his request to try and look in the mirror more. She's also embarrassed by her complete lack of sexual experience - she's never seen anyone naked, been kissed or had an orgasm.
Rae and Chloe's friendship becomes difficult when Rae discovers who Chloe has been secretly dating. When things start to get rocky, Rae finds herself drawn back to her old patterns of destructive behaviour, but an upsetting event makes her view someone in the gang in a different light.
Rae is falling in love but doesn't know whether to admit it to the object of her desires. As Kester pushes her to examine what triggered her self-harming, Rae is torn between telling people the truth or keeping her illness a secret. Then her two worlds collide at an impromptu house party.
Rae and Chloe both attempt to try and win Finn's affections, but after Rae's mum stops her from going to a rave with the rest of the gang, Rae believes that it's game over. She decides that the time is right to try and free from all the constraints of her mental health issues and stops taking her medication, but the consequences are massive.
Feeling guilty that she was not there for Tix Rae is also depressed when Chloe tells her of her feelings for Finn and imagines running her over. Things get worse when Rae realises that Chloe has read her diary and tries to commit suicide but is herself run over. Whilst Rae is unconscious Tix appears and tells her how life would be poorer if Rae was to do away with herself so ,after being discharged from hospital,she goes to see Kester Gill,discussing her suicide attempt and her feelings for her father