What characteristics does Tom in have in Firegirl?

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Tom is very much the archetypal misfit. Overweight, quiet, and painfully shy, he naturally finds it difficult to fit in at school, where it always pays to be brash, confident, and good-looking. Not surprisingly, the very idea of having a girlfriend is out of the question for Tom; because of his numerous social handicaps he's completely lacking in the necessary self-confidence. So when he takes one look at Courtney, the most beautiful-looking girl he's ever seen, he realizes straight away that she's way out of his league.

Despite his many shortcomings, Tom still has the ability to make...

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