Allie is a friend of Austin’s with big problems, big enough to where Kaylee questions Austin’s decision to visit her. Big enough to where she’s alienated herself from the world, and the world from her.
But someone needs to talk to her, to make her realize that she matters. That there are people who love her and want her back. Austin takes it upon himself to be that someone.
“I don’t know how to live anymore, Austin, how to be normal, how to deal. I only know how to get numb, how to purge. I don’t even remember that fat girl that used to be me, and you’re talking about getting her back? I wouldn’t even know where to start.” ~ Allie, Chapter Eight