Lily's only sixteen, but she already feels like she's losing at life. Victimised at school, she won't lay her unhappiness at her parents' door - they have problems of their own - and so Lily feels utterly trapped and alone.
When the kids at school finally go too far, Lily has to decide if she's going to fight back. But is her new-found confidence simply about getting revenge on those who hurt her? Or about taking charge of her own life for once and for all?
Gloves Off is the stunning story of a girl taking on the world, about body-image and bullying, and above all, about making every moment worth fighting for.