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* SlidingScaleOfSeriousnessVersusSilliness: Grenville's story is hilarious, whereas Hayleigh's is a heartbreakingly serious tale of a young girl suffering from an eating disorder.

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* SlidingScaleOfSeriousnessVersusSilliness: Grenville's story is hilarious, whereas Hayleigh's is a heartbreakingly serious tale of a young girl suffering from an eating disorder. Jeremy's story falls somewhere in between.


* NoPeriodsPeriod: Hayleigh's have stopped, due to her eating disorder. Sadly, this can be TruthInTelevision.

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Hayleigh's have stopped, due to her eating disorder. Worse still, she's faking them by cutting herself. Sadly, this can be TruthInTelevision.


* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: The party Jeremy attends after the Well Farm launch. Because he's falling for Jemma, he actually doesn't care much for it, despite being tongued by a member of Gurlz Banned.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: The party Jeremy attends after the Well Farm launch. Because he's falling for Jemma, he actually doesn't care much for it, despite being tongued by a member of Gurlz Banned. It's also noted that he'd tried cocaine once before and [[TheLoinsSleepTonight it had rendered him temporarily impotent]].

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* RagingStiffie: After Jemma leaves Jeremy's flat after they almost have sex, Jeremy is left hanging, so to speak. When he goes to check his email, he is amused that one of the messages is a spam advertisement trying to sell him Viagra.


* AuthorAvatar: Grenville is a clear {{Expy}} of Grant himself with a hint of Gordon Ramsey. And it's not even subtle: '''Gr''enville ''Rob''erts.

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* AuthorAvatar: Grenville is a clear {{Expy}} of Grant himself with a hint of Gordon Ramsey. And it's not even subtle: '''Gr''enville ''Rob''erts.'''Gr'''enville '''Rob'''erts.


* AuthorAvatar: Grenville is a clear {{Expy}} of Grant himself with a hint of Gordon Ramsey.

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* AuthorAvatar: Grenville is a clear {{Expy}} of Grant himself with a hint of Gordon Ramsey. And it's not even subtle: '''Gr''enville ''Rob''erts.


* TheAllegedCar: Grenville's hatchback, which he manages to destroy.

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* TheAllegedCar: TheAllegedCar:
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Grenville's hatchback, which he manages to destroy.destroy.
** The minibuses used to ferry Grenville and co. to the Well Farm is woefully ill equipped to deal with that many people of that mass. The first one they ride in breaks down.

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* NextSundayAD: Unlike Grant's previous books, this one takes place closer to the present day, albeit an unspecified year.


* BrokenPedestal: Jason Black starts out as the object of Hayleigh's affections. Until she actually meets him.

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* BrokenPedestal: Jason Black starts out as the object of Hayleigh's affections. Until she actually meets him. He arrives at her hospital room dishevelled from several days of partying and high on cocaine. The experience is enough to snap her out of her depression.


* LighterAndSofter: Compared to Grant's [[Literature/RedDwarf previous]] [[Literature/{{Colony}} couple]] [[Literature/{{Incompetence}} of books]], this one has no {{Gorn}}, nobody dies and each of the three protagonists gets a happy ending.



* YouAreFat: Downplayed. Grenville is well aware of his body shape, but if anyone else insults him for this, [[BerserkButton he tends to go on a not-a-rampage over it]].

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* YouAreFat: Downplayed. Grenville is well aware of his body shape, but if anyone else insults him for this, [[BerserkButton he tends to go on a not-a-rampage over it]].

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* WeightWoe: Both Grenville and Hayleigh have worries about their weight. Grenville is well aware that he's morbidly obese and decides to do something about it, [[CosmicPlaything but events conspire against him when he joins a gym]]. Hayleigh, on the other hand, is actually dangerously underweight and refuses to eat. She's even faking her meals by disposing of them in a manner which makes it look like she's eaten. She's referred to as fat in her own narration, but when we meet her from Jeremy's perspective, she's finally revealed to be anorexic.
* YouAreFat: Downplayed. Grenville is well aware of his body shape, but if anyone else insults him for this, [[BerserkButton he tends to go on a not-a-rampage over it]].


* FatCamp: The Well Farms. The accomodation is designed to be as uncomfortable as physically possible to prevent people from becoming couch potatoes. People attending the camp are woken up ridiculously early in the morning to get a full day's exercise. Food is distributed only when credits are earned (through weight loss). The only films shown are [[ShallowHal ones that make jokes at the expense of fat people]]. Dorms are mixed sex to encourage sexual activity as a form of exercise, something which Grenville manages to prevent. Needless to say, a lot of people give up after a short time. The circumstances only succeed in aggravating Grenville further to the point of a [[InsistentTerminology not-a-rampage]].

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* FatCamp: The Well Farms. The accomodation is designed to be as uncomfortable as physically possible to prevent people from becoming couch potatoes. People attending the camp are woken up ridiculously early in the morning to get a full day's exercise. Food is distributed only when credits are earned (through weight loss). The only films shown are [[ShallowHal [[Film/ShallowHal ones that make jokes at the expense of fat people]]. Dorms are mixed sex to encourage sexual activity as a form of exercise, something which Grenville manages to prevent. Needless to say, a lot of people give up after a short time. The circumstances only succeed in aggravating Grenville further to the point of a [[InsistentTerminology not-a-rampage]].

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* RotatingProtagonist: Each chapter switches between the three main characters. Their stories aren't even connected, apart from Jeremy meeting Grenville at the Well Farm launch and Jeremy's visit to Hayleigh, though this event is significant for both of them.


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* UnreliableNarrator: Hayleigh is not actually fat, but is in fact dangerously underweight. The reader gets no clue as to this until Jeremy meets her in one of his chapters.

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* ButtMonkey: Grenville's story is one [[HumiliationConga disaster after another]]. In the space of a single day, where he decides to join the gym and get his life in shape, he manages to get into an argument with a woman, crash his car into an SUV (belonging to the woman in question), knock down the car park's bollards, destroy a barrier, wreck his car, get arrested, destroy his court-appointed lawyer's phone, get physically humiliated by a cop, destroy some furniture, have his trousers pulled up by an inept security guard and get fined for the whole ordeal on top of which he loses his job. No wonder he goes on another not-a-rampage at the Well Farm.


* FatCamp: The Well Farms. The accomodation is designed to be as uncomfortable as physically possible to prevent people from becoming couch potatoes. People attending the camp are woken up ridiculously early in the morning to get a full day's exercise. Food is distributed only when credits are earned (through weight loss). The only films shown are ones that make jokes at the expense of fat people. Needless to say, a lot of people give up after a short time. The circumstances only succeed in aggravating Grenville further to the point of a [[InsistentTerminology not-a-rampage]].

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* FatCamp: The Well Farms. The accomodation is designed to be as uncomfortable as physically possible to prevent people from becoming couch potatoes. People attending the camp are woken up ridiculously early in the morning to get a full day's exercise. Food is distributed only when credits are earned (through weight loss). The only films shown are [[ShallowHal ones that make jokes at the expense of fat people.people]]. Dorms are mixed sex to encourage sexual activity as a form of exercise, something which Grenville manages to prevent. Needless to say, a lot of people give up after a short time. The circumstances only succeed in aggravating Grenville further to the point of a [[InsistentTerminology not-a-rampage]].

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