Throughout the book Tom Leveen makes his readers think that Zero is an overweight teenager, until she meets Mike and we discover she was just wearing really big clothes and thought she was fat. By making us think she was overweight, we could relate to her even more. Not only did she hate most of her artwork, she also hated herself. People who struggle with the way they look would read this book and realize they are not what they see. Mike was a very good guy for Zero. He showed her she was beautiful and made her more confident with herself and her art.