The Golden Lily - Richelle Mead Complaint number one: why is the story interrupted in the second chapter to make some strange weight reference? She's apparently very skinny, so in order to prove a point she makes a bet in which she'll have to drink a can of non-diet soda if she loses? She then internalizes her struggle to fit into size 4 jeans? Are you serious? What does that add to the story and what are you saying to size 8 or 16 readers? It just wasn't necessary.