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Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies
Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies
Author: Erin Dionne
Thirteen-year-old Celeste Harris is no string bean, but comfy sweatpants and a daily chocolate cookie suit her just fine. Her under-the-radar lifestyle could have continued too, if her aunt hadn?t entered her in the HuskyPeach Modeling Challenge. To get out of it, she?s forced to launch Operation Skinny Celeste?because, after all, a thin girl ca...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780803734357
ISBN-10: 0803734352
Publication Date: 2/5/2009
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Dial
Book Type: Hardcover
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Cramming her not-so-skinny body into the Peach Monstrosity bridesmaid dress for her cousin's upcoming wedding is bad enough, but when Celeste Harris's Aunt Doreen secretly enters her in the HuskyPeach modeling contest, she knows something's gotta give.

After all, what thirteen-year-old girl wants to model fat girl clothes? The cruel insults her nemesis, Lively Carson, would throw at her would make the current taunts of "cow" and "pig" seem flattering by comparison.

In the face of overwhelming pressure from her parents to compete, coupled with the loss of her best friend to Lively's evil ploys, the only way out Celeste can see is by changing her diet and exercising until she's too small to be considered a HuskyPeach - because models don't eat chocolate cookies.

Erin Dionne's debut novel is one every teenage female should read. It's rare to read such an honest, straightforward narrative portraying the realities faced by teens who are "plus-sized." Celeste blossoms from a lost and uncertain little girl to a self-assured, assertive young lady with style and grace.

I think my favorite part of this book was Dionne's decision *not* to put Celeste through a radical body/personality makeover, but rather portrayed her as coming into strengths that were present from page one.

This is a fabulous book that should be on everyone's TBR list.